Cyclones dominate Trojans

In a game that was cut short due to harsh weather conditions two weeks ago, the HCHS varsity baseball team came out cold. Leading the Atlantic Trojans 8-1 in the bottom of the third inning, when play resumed their bats were quiet throughout the rest of the game, but they still hung on to win 8-6. However, in the second game, their bats came alive and they won via the mercy rule 14-4 in six innings.

“I don’t think by any means, we were our sharpest tonight,” said HCHS Head Baseball Coach Heath Stein. “It’s good to grind out a couple of wins.”

Junior Teagon Kasperbauer got the ball for the first game and sophomore Braydon Ernst stepped onto the mound to pitch the second game of the night.

“They both battled themselves a little bit,” Stein said. “They didn’t have their best stuff, but we didn’t give away a lot of free bases, so we were able to win a couple of ballgames.”

Monday night will be their next match as they will play a doubleheader against the Shenandoah Mustangs, 3-16, with the first game set to get underway at 5 p.m. It will also be senior night as Luke Musich, Joey Moser and Alex Monson will get a sendoff before they conclude their final season.

“It’ll be a nice tribute for these guys,” he added. “They’ve stayed with the program for a long time. It’ll be the start of a six game week, so it’ll be a grind.”



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