Cyclones rally against the Tigers

For the first time this season, the HCHS varsity softball team is above .500 after two victories Monday night against the Red Oak Tigers. They won the first game 16-6 and took the second game, 18-3.

“We started off the season with a tough schedule, so it is good to see these girls work back,” said HCHS Head Softball Coach Toshia Kasperbauer. “We still have some tough games to finish off with, so we have work hard each and every night.”

The playoffs will be here soon enough for the Cyclones and Kasperbauer still feels improvements could be made with their bats despite now having a winning record.

“I don’t think we are there yet,” she said. “We have to go out each and every night and improve. I think we are getting better at our approach at the plate, but I feel we need to get better disciplined when we have runners on base.”

However, 21 games into the season, she did highlight what she is most proud of from her team as it’s been a tough road to this point.

“We are getting better at the plate,” she added. “They are also getting better at working next to each other. None of these girls have played next to each other, so they are getting a lot better at communicating on the field.”

The team will get right back on the field tonight as they take on the Lewis Central Titans, 9-15, at 7:30 p.m. Last time they played the Titans, they won 7-6.

“Lewis Central has beat some good teams,” Coach Kasperbauer said. “There will not be a lot of room for mistakes. We are also going to need to be patient at the plate against their pitcher.”



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