Baseball team closes the season 16-7
By Micah Knebel

While Cyclone baseball fell short of its goal to advance to the state tournament for the fourth straight year, the team held tight against some top-ranked teams during their promising season. These included wins against seventh ranked 2A team New Hampton and third ranked 2A team Dike-New Hartford. Another big win came against 1A team South Winn who started their season ranked and recently advanced to the state tournament.

Denver ended its season 16-7. Included in that record was an 11 out of 13-game winning streak midway through the season. “Streaks like that are always great to be a part of,” head coach Dustin Rewerts reflected.

The team loses three seniors: Brock Farley, Zach Miller, and Connor Smith. The players, who have each been a part of the team for the past five years, leave big shoes to fill. Farley, Miller, and Smith served as the some of the team’s top pitchers and were third, fourth, and fifth hitters for much of the season. “They are going to be missed for next year,” Coach Rewert said, “and it will be hard to replace the things that they brought to our team.”

Farley ends his career with a couple of Denver School records. Farley broke the school’s career RBI and home run records by batting in 167 runs to the previous record of 137 and 27 runs to the previous record of 25. This year, Farley was also named to the 2A All-District First Team.

Junior Bryce Phelps earned a spot on the 2A All-District Second Team.

While acknowledging the gap his seniors will leave, Rewerts is excited about what the younger Cyclones will be bringing to the table next season. “We also had some younger guys show some very promising things as we start to look forward to next season,” he said. “Although we have big holes to fill, we have very talented young players who are going to help us for years to come.”
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