Cyclones dismantle Tigers on home turf
Coming into a doubleheader against the Red Oak Tigers, The HCHS varsity baseball team was riding a four game win streak and that didn’t change as they outscored the Tigers 35-3 between both games.
Senior Alex Monson got the ball for the Cyclones in game one and pitched five innings with seven strikeouts and just three hits allowed en route to a complete game shutout as they won, 14-0.
Junior Cael Goshorn got the ball in game two as the Cyclones once again dominated and won 21-3. Goshorn pitched four innings and struck out three Tiger batters.
“They were both good on the mound,” said HCHS Head Baseball Coach Heath Stein. “Alex didn’t walk anybody. Cael, we’re trying to get more consistent with his delivery, but he’s doing a great job.”
With the playoffs right around the corner, the Cyclones sit in second place in the Hawkeye Ten Standings with a record of 15-5.
“Hopefully we continue to work some things out and just get in a good spot mentally to be able to put together good at bats,” he said.
The Cyclones will get ready for the Lewis Central Titans, 19-2, on Tuesday night at 7:30 p.m. as they look to get a win against them on their field. Last time they played the Titans, they came one strike away from winning.
“We battled them good last time,” he added. “We were right there at the end. We’re just going to use this game as another good test. They’re a talented squad.”