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Cyclones Quest for Championship Begins Monday

"I am just going to pitch my game"

It was in Spring Training that Cyclones starter Evan MacLane was told he would be pitching in Brooklyn come mid-June. MacLane began the season in the South Atlantic League with the Capital City Bombers (A) however knew he would be making the trip north to New York when the Cyclones season started. MacLane was brought to Brooklyn for one reason, and that was to provide some veteran leadership in a starting staff that would be completed with four rookies.

When the playoffs open Monday night at KeySpan Park, MacLane will be on the mound for the Cyclones trying to win the all important first game of the series. Since 2000 the team that has won the first game of the three games series in the semi-finals and championship round, has went on to win the series 11 of 12 times. "I am excited and ready" said MacLane, after his 22 pitch tune-up on Friday...

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