Cyclones turning up
By Jarann Johnson
In the past Beulah Cyclones baseball has always had a struggle session after the Fourth of July. Some believe that the players are tired of baseball, others believe summer interest and activities take over. But for this group the post Fourth of July period has been nothing but a hot streak.
Beulah played three West Region teams last week and won three of four West Region A games. The first big game of the week was against Watford City, a team they hadn’t played yet.
The Cyclones got off to a great start in that game by grabbing three first inning runs. Devin Sardelli, Evan Mellmer and Mike Morris supplied the runs and Patrick Becker did enough to keep his team ahead the rest of the way.
Becker gave up five hits in six innings of pitching and three runs, then he was relieved by Alec Battest in the top of the seventh. Battest gave up three runs and one hit in the final inning but it was enough to give Beulah a 9-4 West A win.
The second game of the doubleheader had less importance on the region standings but was played intensely. The Cyclones got another big inning to start.