Cyclones take down Pioneers in MCAC opener

Cyclones take down Pioneers in MCAC opener



The Cyclones defeated the Pioneers for their first Conference win of the season and a 19-4 overall record. They pounded out 12 hits, including four extra base hits, to give their starting pitcher great support. Ricardo Garcia, a sophomore from Goldman High School of Florida, started on the mound for the Cyclones and he battled the Pioneers for 7 innings. The 6'3" right hander scattered 9 hits, surrendered 4 runs, 1 walk and he recorded 9 strikeouts. He threw 99 pitches, including 72 strikes for 73% strikes.


The Cyclones  had a very good offensive game led by Matt Quade, a freshman from Paynesville High School. Matt went 3-3 with a 3 run home run and a double for 4 big RBI's and he scored 2 runs, he was walked intentionally. Johnathon Fernandez a 6'3" first baseman, sophomore from Slam Charter School in Florida had a bases loaded triple for 3 big RBI's and he scored a run. Fabio Espinosa Gutierrez the Cyclones catcher, a sophomore from Bolivar, Colombia went 1-3 with a double. Isaiah Almanza the Cyclones shortstop, a sophomore from Deming High School of New Mexico, went 2-4 and he scored 3 runs. Carlos Reyes the Cyclones designated hitter a freshman from Hialeah High School of Florida went 2-4 and Mitch Kurth the Cyclones right fielder a sophomore from Hutchinson High School went 1-3. Zach Fuecker, the Cyclones left fielder, a freshman from Sauk Rapids High School went 2-3 and he scored a run. Ethan Carlson the Cyclones center fielder, a freshman from St. Cloud Apollo High School, had a sacrifice bunt and Matt Johnson a freshman form Sauk Rapids High School scored a run as a pinch runner.


Matt Howell was the Pioneers starting pitcher and he did pitch a complete game, thus he was the pitcher of record. Brock Saparto went 4-4 with 2 doubles for a RBI and he scored 2 runs and Carlos Tupo went 3-4 with a 2 run home run.



SCTCC CYCLONES 4    NORTHLAND CC PIONEERS 2   (5 Innings/Rain Shorten)


The Cyclones pounded the ball for 10 hits, that was enough support for their starting pitcher, Johnathon Sodergren.  A sophomore from Bloomington Kennedy High School threw 5 innings to earn the win. He scattered 6 hits, surrendered 2 runs and he recorded 7 strikeouts. The Cyclones are now 20-4 on the season and 2-0 in the Conference and this past week they were ranked No. 5 in the country among Division 3 Community Colleges schools.


The Cyclones were led by Adam Gilsrud a sophomore from Andover High School, he went 2-2 with 2 big RBI's. Isaiah Almanza went 2-3 and he scored a run and Zach Fuecker went 1-3 with a double and he scored a run. Matt Quade stays hot, he went 1-3 with a RBI and he scored a run.  Fabio Espinosa-Gutierrez went 1-2 with a double. Jose Rosario the Cyclones center fielder, a freshman from Fernando Collejo High School of Puerto Rico went 2-2. Johnathon Fernandez went 1-2 and Ethan Carlson scored a run as a pinch runner.


Henry Pesch was the Pioneers starting pitcher and their pitcher of record. Blake Fetting went 2-2 with a double and he scored a run, Brock Saparto went 1-2 with a RBI and Drew Chesley went 1-2 with a RBI. 




Upcoming Schedule:


Saturday April 22nd

SCCT Cyclones @ Central Lakes Community College Brainerd Raiders (Paul C. Findorff Athletic Complex/Brainerd) (1:00/3:00)


Sunday April 23rd

SCTCC Cyclones @ Ridgewater Community College Warriors Bill Taunton Stadium at Baker Field, Willmar).  (1:00/3:00)




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