Cyclone softball in full swing
By Micah Knebel

Denver’s second softball game of the season was held in Denver May 26. The Cyclone girls finished the night with a two game sweep over Union with scores of 12-5 and 13-3.

At East Marshall

The Denver girls grabbed their fourth win in a match against preseason #14-ranked East Marshall on May 28. The Mustangs led 6-4 at the bottom of the second inning. The Cyclones came back with five runs in the third and another run in the fourth. In the fifth, the Mustangs added another four runs to the scoreboard, tying the game. Denver broke that tie in the sixth and sealed their win with a final score of 12-10.

At Jesup

The Denver girls closed out the week with two games in Jesup on May 29. There they faced 3-1 Alburnett and suffered their first loss of the season with a score of 4-6. The next game pitted them against preseason #8-ranked and 2020 state final competitor North Linn. The girls took a 2-21 loss against the Lynx.

Against Columbus

Denver came back from the Memorial Day holiday with a week full of games. On June 1, they took on Columbus Catholic at Denver.

The girls fell 0-2 against the Sailors in their only game of the night. The girls traveled to Columbus the next day to take on the Sailors once again. This time, Denver fell 3-6.

Against Wapsie Valley

The girls suffered a 7-9 loss in their first game of the day at Wapsie Valley on June 4. Denver rallied in the sixth inning to close some of the gap in the sixth but were only able to grab one more run in the seventh, giving Wapsie Valley their fourth win. The Cyclones changed the game in the second game, coming away with a 14-3 victory and their fifth win.

At Hudson

The girls closed out a busy week of games with a tournament at Hudson on June 5. There Denver came away with three wins: an 8-4 victory against South Hamilton, a 14-1 win against Grundy Center, and a 7-4 win against home team Hudson. Denver finished first at the tournament.

The girls ended the week with a record of 8-5.
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