(Harlan) The Harlan baseball team has run their win streak to 10 games with a 12-2 win against Clarinda on Monday. The Cyclones haven't lost a game since June 18th when they split a doubleheader with fellow top ten ranked Glenwood. The team has been to back-to-back state tournaments and appears to be ramping up for another strong district tournament run.
Pitching and defense has been the name of the game for the Cyclones during their current streak. They haven't given up more than 6 runs in a game since June 4th and during their ten straight wins opponents are averaging only 1.8 runs per game. Harlan used three pitchers last night to contain Clarinda's offense. David Ratigan pitched the first two innings and got the win. He didn't give up a walk and surrendered only one hit. Nick Kaufman and Brett Croghan combined to go the rest of the way allowing four hits and two runs.
At the plate in Monday's win it was David Ratigan going 3-3 while Jake Daeges scored four runs. RBI's came from Ratigan, Nick Tarney, Derek Leinen, and Adam Juhl.
Harlan has a handful of game remaining in the regular season. Their next time out will be a double header at home against St. Albert on Wednesday.