Cyclones near perfect week
By Jarann Johnson
Last week was a perfect week for the Beulah Cyclones. The Cyclones were 3-for-3, winning two games against Watford City and one game against Makoti. The 3-0 week moved Beulah’s regular season record to 12-7 overall.
The Cyclones started the week by winning an offensive battle. The Cyclones were out-hit 13-12 but won the battle of the errors, only committing three during the game.
The Cyclones’ pitching staff seemed to be off during the game, walking nine batters and hitting two Watford City batters. Despite giving up 11 freebies, the Cyclones won 15-11 and Derek Ferebee picked up the win.
The Cyclones’ offense was powered by Mikey Morris. Morris went 4-for-5 during the game and hit one triple. Josh Remmick also had an impressive day in the batting box, going 3-for-4 with a triple.
The nightcap wasn’t the same type of offensive battle. Aaron Vallejo started the game at pitcher and surrendered zero hits in three innings.
Vallejo’s good start on the mound was all that the Cyclones needed. The bats did damage, producing eight runs and lifted the team to an 8-2 win.
Alec Battest went 2-for-2 with a single and triple to lead the offense, and Vallejo added an extra offensive punch to the lineup, going 2-for-3 with a double. Tyler Starr closed the game for the Cyclones, giving up two runs in two innings.
One of the most impressive stats from the game was the amount of errors the Cyclones committed, which was zero. It was only the fourth time all season long that the Cyclones have managed the feat.
After sweeping Watford City, the Cyclones had to turn their minds to Makoti, which played in the high school state tournament against Beulah. The game at the state tournament went into extra innings, so a battle was expected when the teams met last week.
The battle that was expected came. Neither team seemed like it wanted to give up anything. Alex Nelson pitched really well and kept the Cyclones off balance for most of the game.