Magna • Cyprus pitcher Lexi Poulsen wouldn't want opponents to think she is rude, but she does admit that she likes to get into their heads.
And that's exactly what the junior left-hander did to Kearns on Thursday as she pitched and hit the Pirates to a 5-0 win to keep Cyprus in the hunt for a league title.
Poulsen held the Cougars to four hits and struck out eight in a dominating performance on a day when the wind often gusted over 40 miles per hour, playing havoc with fielders and batters.
"I just go into it with a strong mentality," said Poulsen, who also scored two runs and drove in another. "It sounds rude, but I want to get into their heads. It's a mind game."