The Brooklyn Cyclones (16-2) were victorious for the 10th straight time on Tuesday, with a 3-2 win over the Aberdeen IronBirds (5-13). Fans in attendance at KeySpan Park enjoyed Brooklyn’s annual Hebrew Heritage Night shtik that included a knish eating contest, on-field hora, and Rabbi Harry Hertzberg as guest PA announcer.
Lefthander Mark Cohoon (4-0) was the mentsh of the night, winning his fourth straight decision -- best in the New York-Penn League. Cohoon (pictured, by George Napolitano) pitched 7.0 innings with six strikeouts, surrendering two runs on seven hits. The Cyclone bullpen followed, and gave Aberdeen bupkis. Michael Johnson got the hold and Brandon Sage the save, with each pitching one scoreless inning.
On the offensive side, C Ralph Henriquez notched his fifth RBI of the season with a single in the bottom of the first to put Brooklyn on the board. In the bottom of the third, Henriquez and RF Luis Rivera hit back-to-back doubles to score the second run for Brooklyn. In the bottom of the fourth, 2B Matt Gaski blasted a triple to center, scoring LF Nick Santomauro, and earning his first RBI of the season. All three RBI for the Cyclones came with two outs in each of the innings.
The Cyclones play the second game of the three-game series against Aberden on Wednesday night at KeySpan Park. The Cyclones will be celebrating Bay Ridge Community Night and all fans will also enjoy Weiner Wednesday: Buy One, Get One Free Sausages.
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