Cyclones fall to Knights
The HCHS varsity softball team went on the road to take on the Kuemper Catholic Knights, but came up short 7-3.
“We have our nights,” said HCHS Head Softball Coach Toshia Kasperbauer. “One night we can look really good offensively and then the next night we struggle. We have to get more inconsistent, especially when we have runners on base.”
Senior Tianna Kasperbauer got the ball to start the night for the Cyclones, but only lasted 3.1 innings as she gave up six runs on six hits. Junior Jenna Gessert came in to pitch the final 2.2 innings of the game and settled in as she gave up one run on two hits.
Kamryn Venner, the starting pitcher for the Knights pitched 6.1 innings for her team and struck out eight Cyclone batters while limiting them to just two hits.
“Venner has some elevation to her pitch,” she said. “We were not able to adjust to that which causes more strikeouts and more pop flies than what we would have liked.”
The Cyclones had the weekend off, but return to action Monday as they take on the Red Oak Tigers, 0-16, in a doubleheader on their field starting at 5:30 p.m.
“Their record means nothing at this point in the season,” she added. “You still have to play tough defense and you have to put the ball in play to win ball games.”