Cyclones red hot with 8th and 9th consecutive wins
The Cyclones continue to stay hot winning both games of a doubleheader Monday night on the road, outscoring the Shenandoah Mustangs 20-0.
In game one, Franz Reisz got the ball for the Cyclones pitching five innings, striking out seven batters and allowing just four hits on 76 pitches.
“Franz continues to just improve,” said Cyclones Head Coach Heath Stein. “His outing prior was very good and he continued that role only walking two and striking out seven, giving up four hits was really clean and the defense played well behind him.”
The Cyclones scored 10 runs in game one with home runs from Jozef Reisz and Cade Sears. Quinn Koesters and Landen Kaufman also knocked in two runs, while Hayden Soma, Stephen Leinen and Brett Heese each knocked in a run.
“Cade had a big night,” Stein said. “Jozef continues to swing the bat really well. As a whole, a good offensive night and we’ll have to keep that going.”
Leinen took the mound in game two of the doubleheader picking up right where Reisz left off. He went six innings, struck out five, and gave up no hits on no runs on 79 pitches.
“Stephen was equally as impressive,” Stein added. “Two to three pitch mix. Tons of strikes, early contact to keep his pitch count down and he did a great job too.”
Sears continued to stay hot with three runs batted in, along with Jozef Reisz and Heese who each knocked in two runs. Kaufman and Cael Goshorn each had an RBI as well.
With these wins, the Cyclones have now won nine consecutive games and 10 of their last 11. They return home Tuesday night to battle the 5-18 Carroll Tigers, whom have won their previous two against Greene County and Boone.
The Tigers are led by Tate Schleisman with 25 hits batting .333 and Ryan North with 15 runs batted in and four stolen bases. On the mound, Dreylen Schweitzer has two wins and Linkin Weitl leads the team in strikeouts with 24.
“Each one this week is going to be good quality,” Stein said. “Carroll’s record is not the best, but they just got a nice win against Boone last night, so they look like they’re playing better ball.”
Before the game, it will be Senior Night for the Cyclones as Goshorn and Leinen will be honored before the game.
“They’ve been mainstays in our lineup this year and for the past couple,” Stein added. “Both are fantastic kids. They’ve provided a lot of leadership this year and made this a fun season.”