Cyclones fall to Titans via the mercy rule

The Lewis Central Titans came to town and shutdown the Cyclones in five innings, winning via mercy rule 11-1 in five innings at H. Jack Field.

“Lewis Central is a really good hitting team and so it’s always going to be something that we’re going to have to battle,” said Cyclones Head Coach Brandi Eckles. “They pounded pretty well at my defenders. I talked to the defenders tonight. They played a pretty clean game. Lewis Central was just able to string together some hits.”

The Cyclones scored first when Senior Abbie Schechinger came to the plate in the top of the 1st inning and connected for a home run, her first of the season.

“That was awesome,” Eckles said. “I’ve been waiting for one of them to knock one out of the park. They’ve been close so many times and it was great for Abbie to get that and get the team pumped up.”

Eighth grader Camryn Goshorn started the night in the circle for the Cyclones. Senior Jenna Gessert took over after Goshorn.

With this loss, the Cyclones move to 2-20 on the season. They are back at home Wednesday night against the 4-18 Council Bluffs Lincoln Lynx, whom they beat 7-6 June 3 during a Saturday tournament in Atlantic.

The Lynx are led by Jayden Hargrave with 16 hits and Jazmyne Villalobos with two runs batted in. In pitching, Holly Hansen has three wins with 39 strikeouts and 4.20 earned run average.

Before the game, Schechinger, Gessert, Ellie Ineson and Ella Plagman will be honored for Senior Night.

“I’m here this season because of these four girls,” Eckles said. “I had them when they were in eighth grade and we played freshman ball. I care a lot about these girls and so it could be very emotional.”

According to Eckles, she will hand the ball to Gessert for Senior Night and hopes to watch her shine.

“I’m definitely one of Jenna’s biggest cheerleaders and I know she can come out here and get the job done,” she said.



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