Cyclones sweep Creston in baseball twin bill

 CRESTON (May 31) -- The Harlan Community baseball team swept a conference doubleheader at Creston Thursday, holding on for a 2-1 win in game one before routing the Panthers 10-0 in a five-inning night cap.
 HCHS improved to 5-2 overall and 4-0 in Hawkeye Ten Conference play while Creston dropped to 2-4 and 1-2, respectively.
HCHS 2, Creston 1
 Connor Bruck pitched a perfect seventh inning with just seven pitches to earn his second save and close the door on the Cyclones’ 2-1 game one victory.
 Jacob Bartley (2-0) pitched four-plus scoreless innings for the win, allowing three hits. Luke Schaben worked two hitless innings of relief but issued two walks and also hit two batters. A wild pitch scored Creston’s only run in the bottom of the sixth before Schaben escaped a bases-loaded jam to preserve the lead and get the ball to Bruck.
HCHS 10, Creston 0 (5)
 The Cyclones scored at least two runs in four straight innings to take control of game two and win 10-0 in five innings.
 Logan Klaassen led the team’s 11-hit attack by going 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI while Doran went 2-for-3 with a double. Sears and Luke Schaben both singled and walked twice, combining to score four runs and drive in three.
 On the mound, Bruck (1-0) and Riley Kohles combined on a one-hit shutout and overcame three errors behind them. Bruck pitched the first four innings to garner his first win of the year.

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