Denison-Schleswig’s offense was shut down by Harlan’s pitchers on Monday night, as the Monarchs managed only one run and five hits in a Hawkeye 10 Conference doubleheader setback to the Cyclones at Denison.
Harlan scored 12 runs over the final three innings en route to a 14-0 victory in game one.
Then in game two, the Class 3A, fourth-ranked Cyclones plated nine combined runs in the fourth and fifth innings in taking a 12-1 triumph over the host Monarchs.
The night’s results finished D-S at 10-10 in the H-10, while Travis Wessel’s club moved to 13-14 overall on the year.
For Harlan, the sweep moved the Cyclones to 15-4 in conference play and 22-4 overall.
After jumping ahead 7-0 after six innings, Harlan came back with seven more runs in the top of the seventh en route to the shutout.
D-S tallied only three hits in the loss.
All were singles by Jack Mendlik, Nathan Gallup and Evan Turin.
Harlan, on the other hand, pounded out 17 hits, including five extra-base connections with four doubles and a three-run home run.
D-S threw three pitchers at the Cyclones.
Turin opened on the mound and took the loss in six innings of work, as he gave up seven runs on 11 hits with two strikeouts and two walks.
Jaden Petersen in relief yielded seven runs on six hits with two walks.
Hunter Emery also threw one inning with one K to his credit.
Harlan hurler Connor Bruck went the distance on the Hill. He gave up just the three hits and struck out six Monarch batters.
D-S managed only two hits in the nightcap off Harlan pitchers Brett Sears and Joey Moser.
The Cyclones opened the scoring with three runs in second inning, adding five in the fourth for an 8-1 advantage.
Harlan then plated four runs in the fifth to win by the 10-run rule.
Sears threw three innings, allowing just one hit with six strikeouts.
Sears also went 2-for-4 at the plate with six RBIs and two runs scored.
Moser tossed the fourth and fifth innings, yielding one run on one hit with three Ks to his credit.
Braiden Heiden went 1-for-2 with a double to lead D-S at the plate.
Austin Freese also was 1-for-2 with a single.
Dawson Dorhout scored the lone run for the Monarchs in the fourth.
Gallup started on the hill for D-S and took the loss in three and one-third. He gave up eight runs on five hits, struck out two and walked four.
Trey Brotherton went one inning in relief, yielding two runs on no hits with one walk.
Carter Wessel then gave up two runs on one hit.
Harlan slipped past the D-S junior varsity boys, 12-11.
D-S trailed 10-7 in the bottom of the third when Carlos Salazar blasted a grand slam home run over the center field fence to give the Monarchs an 11-10 lead.
Harlan then scored twice in the top of the fourth to regain the lead and the eventual win.
Logan Dahm, Harrison Dahm and Caden Fletcher all saw time on the hill.