Cyclones win streak snapped by Lynx

The HCHS varsity softball team went into Council Bluffs Lincoln Wednesday night hoping to extend their win streak to four games, however the Lynx put a stop to that and won, 7-4.

Junior Jenna Gessert got the ball for the Cyclones and pitched six innings while striking out seven. Despite suffering the loss, her coach spoke on improvements she sees from Gessert.

“Jenna didn’t throw a bad game,” said HCHS Head Softball Coach Toshia Kasperbauer. “Unfortunately her changeup wasn’t working, so we were not able to use that as much. She is getting better at hitting her corners.”

Throughout the course of the night, the Cyclones bats went quiet as they could only muster up four hits, one of which came from sophomore Teya Frohlich, who has brought her average up over the previous few weeks. Frohlich also scored a run on the night for the Cyclones.

“Teya is trying to work at getting the groundball/line drive instead of popping the ball up,” Kasperbauer said. “She has a focus at hitting practice every day, but a habit is hard to break. She works hard, so it will come.”

The Cyclones will head home and turn their attention to the Atlantic Trojans, 16-13, and resume a game that started on June 7th, but got cut short due to weather conditions. They will follow it up with another game right after.

“We are just starting the top of the 4th inning,” she added. “Atlantic plays a tough schedule, so they are prepared to compete. They put runs on the board, so we will need to be tough defensively.”

 
 

 

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