Cyclones survive and advance over Heelan

HCHS steals seven bases in building 8-2 lead, then withstands own mistakes to hold off Crusader rally

 DES MOINES -- There’s no such thing as an ugly ‘W’ at the state tournament.
 Harlan Community head baseball coach Steve Daeges probably had to tell himself that a few times on Tuesday afternoon, but left Principal Park in a good mood nonetheless after the Cyclones held off Sioux City Bishop Heelan 8-6 in a Class 3-A quarterfinal.
 HCHS, which scored five unanswered runs to take a seemingly-comfortable 8-2 lead into the seventh, sweated a couple self-inflicted bullets before Josh Cheek was able to induce a ground out and a game-ending pop-up with the tying run at the plate.
 Heelan’s four-run seventh included three legit hits - two being doubles - but was ignited by a lazy fly ball that fell between two outfielders and later the Cyclones’ fourth error over the last three innings.



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