The Cyclones Softball team took their annual trip to Cocoa Beach, Florida for their spring trip. This year's trip saw them compete against some new foes and perhaps gave coach Greg Thorstad a glimpse of the ability of this year's squad.
One consistent theme from the trip is that the pitching for the Cyclones will be a strength. Kassidy Klaphake, Heidi Shelton, and Lexi Rose all threw well. As a group they struck out 43 opponents while allowing 29 walks. They allowed 39 runs in 66 innings.
Another positive from the southern trip, the Cyclones fielded the ball like good teams should. They committed 9 errors in 10 game and fielded at a .965 percentage which is good enough for 3rd in the NJCAA.
Offensively, the Cyclones averaged 6.4 runs per game, but only hit at a .301 clip. Leading the charge for the Cyclones were Holly Schumacher who hit .636 and stole 5 bases, Paige Larsen and Janae Myers led the Cyclones with 11 hits. Larsen also scored 9 runs. Klaphake and Bailey Bergeron provided the power at the plate for the Cyclones with 2 and 1 home run respectively.
The Cyclones swiped 16 bases. Schumacher and Bergeron led the way with 5 stolen bases respectively.