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Cyclones Drop Tough 2-1 Loss to Connecticut Tigers

Branden Kaupe. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

Branden Kaupe. Photo by: Stacy Podelski/1495 Sports

It was on this day in 2001 the Brooklyn Cyclones brought professional baseball back to the Borough. Sadly though the home team were unable to celebrate with a victory dropping a tough 2-1 decision to the Connecticut Tigers on Thursday.

Just having won a thrilling 2-1 Extra Inning game, it goes to show how baseball truly is a game of give and take sometimes.

Getting his first start at MCU Park was  Tyler Badamo (0-1) looked sharp but suffered a tough loss, allowing just two runs over 6.2 innings, while walking one and striking out five.

The Cyclones Offense only saw four hits  Branden Kaupe  (pictured above) had a triple, while  Zach MathieuJose Garcia and Jeff Diehl all recorded hits in the game.

In the Bottom of the Seventh the 6,774 in attendance at MCU Park were in for a treat as David Thompson took his first swings for the Cyclones. Thompson was selected by the New York Mets in the Fourth Round of the 2015 MLB Draft out of the University of Miami.

Thompson also stayed at third for the rest of the night making several fielding plays and is projected to make the start at Third Base when the Cyclones take on the Tigers on Game Two of this Three game Series on Friday.

Game Two between the Cyclones and Tigers is set to start at 7:00 p.m. Gaby Almonte (0-1) takes the hill for Brooklyn to take on Eudis Idrogo.

1495 Sports is proud to bring the following postgame videos:

David Thompson:

Tom Gamboa:

For more information on the Brooklyn Cyclones and for tickets to the upcoming games fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

http://brooklyncyclones.com/splash/

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