Alta broke a 3-all tie in the top of the 10th with the eventual game-winning run here Tuesday in a thrilling, 4-3 marathon win over the Wall Lake View Auburn baseball team.
The Cyclones, who improved to 8-3 on the season, jumped ahead early with two runs in the second to go up 2-0, but WLVA countered with a run in the fourth and then countered Alta's 1-spot in the fifth two more of their own in the bottom half of that frame.
Alan Hinkeldey pitched the first four innings for Alta, yielding just one hit and two earned runs to go with seven walks and four strikeouts.
Paul Allerdings pitched the next two, and Austin Stille threw the final four in getting the win, closing shop with eight strikeouts, no walks, no runs and two hits allowed.
"This was a great high school baseball game. It turned into a real pitcher's dual," said Cyclones coach Jerry Braunschweig. "Alan did a great job of throwing strikes and using his defense. Paul and Austin gave solid relief efforts and shut the door late in the game. Our hitters kept battling at the plate and scored the go ahead run in the top of the 10th.
"This game really showed what this team is made of; as the momentum switched back and forth we kept our poise."
Stille had a standout game at the plate as well, going 3-for-5 with two RBIs and a double. Allerdings added two hits, while Jack Mills and Chris Schmitz both had one. Mills also stole a base.