Aberdeen, MD – June 28, 2017 – The Cyclones early season struggles continued on Wednesday nigh as they fell to the Aberdeen IronBirds by the score of 6-1 at Ripken Stadium. Trent Johnson (1-1) was the hard-luck loser after allowing two runs on five hits over 6.0 innings on the mound. Offensively, the the Cyclones managed just three hits and went 1-for-6 with runners in scoring position in a losing effort.
Early on, it was obvious that offense would be at a premium at Ripken Stadium as Johnson and Aberdeen starter Brenan Hanifee traded zeroes through the first five innings, but in the sixth Brooklyn was able to break through. Jose Miguel Medina worked a one-out walk and stole second to move into scoring position for Quinn Brodey. Brodey, who was making his pro debut after being tabbed with the Mets 3rd round selection in the recent draft, collected his first professional hit with a line drive single to center that plated Medina and gave Brooklyn the 1-0 edge.
The lead seemed like it was in good hands with Johnson dealing on the mound for Brooklyn, but in the bottom of the sixth he started to run out of steam. With two outs, and a runner on first, Seamus Curran connected on a 3-1 offering for a two-run home run to give the IronBirds a lead they would never relinquish.
Aberdeen would add on three run in the seventh off of reliever Joe Napolitano and one more in the eighth on Curran’s second home run of the game to make the final score 6-1.
The Cyclones will look to rebound on Thursday evening when they take on the ‘Birds in the middle game of a three-game set. RHP Darwin Ramos (0-1) will make the start for Brooklyn. The team will return to Coney Island on Saturday to open a three-game, 4th of July Weekend set with the Connecticut Tigers. Tickets, which start at just $10 are available now by calling 718-507-TIXX, logging on to BrooklynCyclones.com or in person at the MCU Park Box Office.