The Connecticut Tigers had their four-game winning streak halted, losing to the Brooklyn Cyclones 2-1 in a New York-Penn League game at Dodd Stadium in Norwich Saturday night.
Tony Chavez doubled home James Roche in the top of the ninth inning to break a 1-1 tie and give Brooklyn (11-15) the win. Former UConn star L.J. Mazzilli was 2-for-4 for the Cyclones.
The Tigers (10-16) scored in the third inning to tie the game at 1-1. Rafael Rhymes drove in the run and Austin Schotts singled and scored a run. The Tigers left seven men on base and went 0-for-5 with runners in scoring position. Connecticut also struck out 11 times.
Cyclones pitching was unhittable as they used three pitchers to combine for one run on two hits in nine innings. Starter Miller Diaz pitched six innings, allowing one run on two hits.
- Day staff reports