Cyclones drop both games at tournament

Saturday in Atlantic, the HCHS varsity softball team played two games against the Estherville Lincoln Central Midgets and the Carroll Tigers at a tournament and dropped the first game 7-0, and the second game 11-1.

“Our focus right now is finding the energy each and every night,” said HCHS Head Softball Coach Toshia Kasperbauer. “We have to mentally and physically be ready to play and we were not there on Saturday.”

Despite the bats not coming alive this weekend, Kasperbauer highlighted one individual on the team who’s standing out with her bat and is leading the team in multiple categories.

“Madison [Kjergaard] has been strong as our leadoff batter,” she said. “We need her to stay confident and find a way to get on base. She is also quick, so we have that to our advantage.”

With this tough weekend behind them, the Cyclones can’t focus on it too much as the Kuemper Catholic Knights, 3-9, come into town Monday night to play them at home at 5:30.

“Kuemper has improved the last couple of years,” she added. “They have some strong hitters and an experienced pitcher. We know that we have to come and play each and every night because we will not have an off night.”



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