Cyclones win 4th and 5th consecutive games in doubleheader sweep
In game one, Senior Cael Goshorn pitched four innings, struck out three batters and walked two. He only threw 78 pitches on the day due to an offensive outburst by the Cyclones in the bottom of the 1st inning, scoring 14 runs, forcing the Tigers to use three different pitchers in one inning.
“Cael did a good job battling and throwing a lot of strikes,” said Cyclones Head Coach Heath Stein. “They’re not a bad hitting ballclub. When he got in the zone, they hit it pretty good, and he just battled through, and we scored a lot of runs for him.”
In the bottom of the 1st inning, the Cyclones went through their lineup two times with multiple contributions.
Goshorn, Cade Sears, Quinn Koesters, Jozef Reisz, and Weston Reisz each had two hits. Hayden Soma, Matthew Sorfonden, Landen Kaufman and Caleb Schleis each had a hit as well.
Goshorn and Weston Reisz each knocked in three runs, while Jozef Reisz knocked in two.
“Top to bottom, we put good swings on the baseball,” Stein said. “A couple of guys need to get going a little bit and work on some things, but as a whole when you score 30 runs in a doubleheader, you can’t be too mad about much.”
Cyclone Junior Franz Reisz pitched a complete game in the second game of their Monday night doubleheader at home against the Red Oak Tigers, winning 9-3.
“We just kept on communicating fastball, fastball, fastball,” Reisz said. “We had like two other pitches called, but that was about it.”
Reisz’ complete game was their second victory of the night as they dominated the Tigers 21-6 in game one started by Cael Goshorn.
The Cyclones got on the board early when Sorfonden hit a 3-run shot over the fence to give Franz some early cushion.
“That really helped,” Reisz said. “Just having that kind of handicap, he’s really good and we’re glad to have him.”
The Cyclones added another four runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning with Brett Heese, Jozef and Franz all contributing to the offense with multiple hits. Quinn Koesters also knocked in two runs.
The Tigers scored three runs off Reisz in the top of the 3rd with a 2-run single from Dawson Bond, but after that, Reisz cruised to victory, leading the Cyclones to their 5th consecutive win.
“This is by far his [Reisz] best outing,” Stein said. “He made a nice adjustment going in the stretch just to minimize some of the movement on that big body, and he did a great job.”
The Cyclones will be back at Jim Goeser Field Tuesday night hoping to get redemption on the 20-2 Lewis Central Titans, who beat them 14-4 May 31 on the road.
“They’re a very good ballclub,” Reisz said. “I think with how we’re on fire right now, we can keep it rolling in that game tomorrow.”