Cyclones finish regular season with walk-off victory

A night after their game was cancelled due to bad weather against the Dallas Center-Grimes Mustangs, the HCHS varsity baseball team came home Wednesday night to defeat the Council Bluffs Lincoln Lynx 2-1. The first five innings of the game were scoreless for both sides.

“They threw a bunch of guys,” said HCHS Head Baseball Coach Heath Stein. “They have some quality arms and we have a bunch of guys who worked too. Everybody on the mound did a really nice job tonight.”

The first run of the game scored when a fielding error was committed by the Lynx that allowed junior Teagon Kasperbauer to come across and score from third base. The Lynx came back to tie the game in the top of the seventh inning on a sacrifice fly.

The big moment came in the bottom of the eighth inning when senior Alex Monson came up with runners on first and third base and hit a walk-off sac fly to win the game for the Cyclones.

“He did a nice job in that plate appearance,” Coach Stein said. “He understood the situation and all he needed to do was put a ball in play to score that winning run and he did a nice job, so good job by him.”

With this victory for the Cyclones, it closes out their regular season, 23-7. They will now get ready for their first playoff game against the Carroll Tigers Friday night at home at 7 p.m.

“It’s going to be exciting,” Monson said. “Playoffs are always fun. It’s just a grind every game.”



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