Nick Steenhagen enters his third season in the lead of the Ames baseball program. The Little Cyclones finished the 2021 campaign with an 18-23 record. Highlights included a six-game winning streak in the second week of the season and a pair of non-conference victories over two different 2A No. 1 teams: 5-1 over Roland-Story in a mid-week contest and a 9-5 victory over Van Meter in the championship game of the Jim Gebhart Classic in Saydel. The Little Cyclones graduated four regular starters from last year’s team, but still return several key players including Mario Napolitano and Evan Grey at the top of the order for this year’s team.
Points of Pride
The Little Cyclones won the 1961 crown after taking down previously unbeaten Fredericksburg in a 3-1 showdown.
1973State Title Runner-up
The Little Cyclones took the runner-up trophy after falling to Council Bluffs Jefferson in the 1973 final.
1988State Title Trip
The most recent trip to the state title game came in 1988 when the Little Cyclones fell 9-8 to Dowling Catholic.
18-202022 Campaign Record
The Little Cyclones finished the 2022 campaign with an 18-20 record.