#44 Sydney Eggena (after grand slam homerun)
Happy Cyclone #44 Sydney Eggena after Grand Slam Home Run

After the Cyclones softball win against Sumner-Fredericksburg the night before, they looked to continue their winning ways against the Don Bosco Dons. At first, Don Bosco controlled the Cyclones, but after a breakaway in the 6th inning, the Cyclones were able to get ahead late in the game to seal another win for them.

In the first few innings, it was a stalemate between the two teams. Neither team was scoring and pitching for both teams, #5 Jaden McMahon for Denver and #16 Cali Weber for Don Bosco. The scoring stalemate would end in the 4th inning when the Dons were up to bat yet again. The Dons got things going with #4 Jenna Brown hitting a double that put her in scoring position when #12 Alexis Even was at the plate. Even would bring in the first run of the game with a double to make the score 1-0 Don Bosco. The Cyclones would match this in their respective half of the fourth inning. After #17 Natalie Harberts made her way onto base with a single and advanced to third, she stole home safely and tied the game at 1 apiece. The Dons and Cyclones would exchange another inning of stalemate until the 6th inning, where things got interesting.

After 2 runners got on base for Don Bosco #10 Caelor Yoder hit a single that brought both runners home and made the score 3-1 with the dons up. Once the Cyclones were up, after the bases were loaded with #5 Jaden McMahon being walked, #10 Bailey Nuss singling, and #17 Natalie Harberts being walked, #44 Sydney Eggena launched a ball over the outfield fence for a grand slam that put the Cyclones ahead 5-3. #11 Reese Johnson would follow this up later with a triple that brought in a runner to make the score 6-3. #3 Allison Bonnette would single after Johnson’s hit to bring her in and make the score 7-3, with Denver up. After #5 Jaden McMahon singled again, #10 Bailey Nuss hit a double that brought two runners in and made the score 9-3. #10 Nuss would steal home soon after to make the score 10-3. To top off the big inning, #44 Sydney Eggena hit her second home run of the night, this time it being a 2 run instead of a grandslam. After the 6th, the Cyclones would be up 12-3 heading into the final inning. In the 7th, the Dons failed to dig themselves out of the hole they were in, giving the lady Cyclones the win of 12-3.

Since Head Coach Dani Gordon was out for the night, assistant coaches Megan Brunscheon and Jill Nuss stepped up to help coach. In a post game interview with coach Brunscheon, she said: “We did a good job minimizing the amount of errors whilst providing runs on offense tonight, so that’s a big thing for us.”

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