Articles from September 2012
With the World Baseball Classic qualifying rounds set to begin on Wednesday, there are seven former Cyclones who are getting ready to take on the world.
The Walk program is truly one of the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation’s (CCFA) most remarkable events. Locally, there is a walk held in NYC and in Brooklyn. In 2011 those two walks brought together over 900 participants and raised over $246,000 for crucial research, education and support programs of the CCFA. This year is already reaching new heights and bringing together patients, families, and friends.
The New York Mets and the Brooklyn Cyclones today jointly announced that they have renewed their Player Development Contract for four more years. The renewal will keep the Cyclones as the Mets’ affiliate through at least the 2016 season. The four-year extension is the longest allowed by Major League Baseball.
MCU Park is a venue unlike any other. It is both serene and exciting, state of the art and nostalgic. It is also the perfect setting for your corporate or private event. We are offering a special opporunity to take advantage of this unparalleled setting during the month of October.
The Cyclones finished the 2012 regular season with a 45-31 record en route to their fourth straight playoff appearance. Rich Donnelly became the first manager to lead the team to back-to-back playoff berths and Hansel Robles set a franchise record with a 1.11 ERA during the regular season.
The Cyclones season came to a close on Monday night as Brooklyn fell to the Hudson Valley Renegades, in a decisive Game Three, by the score of 2-0. With the loss, Brooklyn’s season comes to an end in the New York-Penn League SemiFinals for the second consecutive season. Brooklyn managed only one hit in the game, a third inning single from Phillip Evans, and failed to get a runner aboard in the final five innings of the contest.
Hudson Valley, NY -- September 9th -- Eudy Pina led the Cyclones offense, going 2-for-3 with a double and a home run in an 8-1 loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades on Sunday night. The series is now tied at 1-1.
Hudson Valley took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first. Thomas Coyle hit a one-out triple on a ground ball to right, and was later plated on a single off the bat of Luke Maile.
The Renegades scored another run in the fourth. Maile led off with a line drive single, and moved to second when Ryan Dunn walked. Leonardo Reginatto singled to advance both runners. After Justin O'Conner struck out swinging, Marty Gantt hit a sacrifice fly to right field, and Maile scored on the play.
The Cyclones scored their lone run in the fifth when Eudy Pina homered to center field. However, the Renegades struck again in the bottom half of the frame. Joey Rickard hit a leadoff single, and reached second when Coyle walked. Rickard then crossed the plate when Richie Shaffer reached on a fielding error by shortstop Phillip Evans.
In the seventh, Hudson Valley hit Cyclones reliever Logan Taylor for three runs. Three consecutive singles loaded the bases for the Renegades before Ryan Dunn grounded out to second to score Coyle. Reginatto then doubled on a line drive to left field to plate Shaffer and Maile.
Hudson Valley posted the final two runs of the game in the following inning. Gantt led things off with a single before Joel Caminero grounded out to first. Rickard then walked, and Gantt stole third. A sacrifice fly by Coyle allowed Gantt to come home, before Shaffer singled on a ground ball to center to score Rickard.
Brooklyn starting pitcher Luis Mateo suffered the loss after going 5.0 innings and allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts.
Starter Jeff Ames earned the win for the Renegades after tossing 6.0 innings. He surrendered just one earned run on six Cyclones hits, walking none and fanning four batters.
The Cyclones will face the Renegades again tomorrow, Monday, September 10th for Game Three of the semi-finals. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05 PM. The winner of tomorrow night's game will advance to the final round of the NYPL playoffs.
On Saturday afternoon Hansel Robles may have gotten a glimpse into his future when he took center stage at Citi Field as the recipient of the Sterling Award for the Cyclones, emblematic of the team MVP. Robles set a franchise record with a 1.11 ERA and a 6-1 record during the 2012 regular season
Hansel Robles threw a nine-inning complete game on Friday to lead the Cyclones to a 4-0 shutout victory over the Hudson Valley Renegades in Game One of the playoffs. It was the third nine-inning complete game in franchise history, and the first since August 28, 2010.
The Cyclones will open up the NYPL SemiFinals on Friday evening when they take on the Hudson Valley Renegades in Game One of a best-of-three series. The division rivals are familiar with each other, having squared off 10 times this season with Brooklyn going 7-3 against the Renegades. Here's a look at the series at a glance.
After fighting tooth and nail through a 76 game schedule, the Cyclones are headed to the playoffs. And when the last out of the regular season was recorded, the team blew off some steam in a celebration that will go down as one for the ages!
The Cyclones lead the best-of-three NYPL Semi-Finals 1-0 thanks to a win over the Hudson Valley Renegades on Friday night. If the Cyclones are able to close out the series, they will open the NYPL Finals at MCU Park on Tuesday, September 11th. Tickets are on sale now and all seats are just $10.
Come out to MCU Park on Wednesday, September 5th for Fan Appreciation Night! The Cyclones will face the Lowell Spinners in their last contest of the 2012 regular season. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 PM. After the game, all fans are invited to run the bases.
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With the season winding down, the Cyclones are on the verge of their fourth consectuvie playoff berth. You have a chance to be part of all the drama and action of postseason baseball at MCU Park when tickets go on sale Thursday, August 30th at 10:00 am.
Come out to the ballpark on Tuesday, September 4th as the Cyclones make a final push for the playoffs! The team will take on the Lowell Spinners at 6:00 PM. The first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a Kirk Nieuwenhuis t-shirt jersey; and after the game, everyone can run the bases.
Come out to the ballpark on Monday, September 3rd when the Cyclones take on the Lowell Spinners at 6:00 PM and enjoy the Feast-ival. This mouth-watering food option includes a barbeque buffet of Nathan’s hot dogs, Brooklyn Burgers, baked beans, watermelon, potato chips, popcorn, ice cream, lemonade, and iced tea.
Don't let the summer get away just yet. Head to Coney Island for some Fireworks, BBQ and Baseball on Labor Day when Brooklyn welcomes the Lowell Spinners. In honor of the holiday, the team is offering a special Feastival package, which costs just $18 and includes All-You-Can-Eat BBQ.
On Sunday, September 2nd, Brooklyn will host Staten Island one last time as the Cyclones face their final matchup against the Yankees. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 PM. September 2nd will be Sunday Funday Bat Day, where the first 3,000 fans in attendance will receive a light blue bat. Also, pre-game catch will take place on the field from 4 to 4:30 PM, and kids can run the bases after the final out of the game.