Wednesday Nights have become a big night for area baseball and softball and Wednesday Night June 24th was no exception to that. Their were several area teams that took the field in a night filled with action. In games heard on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our website Fort Dodge baseball pulled off a double header sweep of Marshalltown at Mcneil Field. Dodgers took game 1 8-2 and finished game 2 in 5 innings winning 13-3. Dodgers were up 3-2 in the 6th and broke the game open with this play.
Easton Cone’s grand slam capped a 6 run inning for the Dodgers. Dylan Zimmerman a complete game on the hill allowing 2 runs on 7 hits while striking out 10. In game 2 Dodgers put up a 5 spot in the first to take a commanding lead and never looked back. Brycen Bell with 2 hits and 3 runs scored in the game. Mason Bockoven with a 2 run double in the 5th and also had this defensive play at SS, helping the Dodgers to their 3rd straight win.
Dodger Softball no trouble as they swept a home double header against Marshalltown. Dodgers took the opener 11-0 and the night cap 12-0. Jalen Adams a one hit shutout in the circle in game one. Dodger 1st baseman Loghen Schnetzer kept her red hot hitting alive as she homered twice on the night to become the new career home run leader in program history. Both Fort Dodge Baseball and Softball are back at it Friday for doubleheaders at Des Moines East.
St. Edmond Softball with their 2nd straight win they downed Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 13-3 in a matinee at Rogers Park. Kaili Henning 2 hits and 2 runs scored for St. Edmond. Ella Vratny the winning pitcher as she struck out 8 and scattered 5 hits, Elly Berry scored 3 times for the Gaels. Gaels Softball hosts Hampton-Dumont-Cal Friday at Harlan Rogers for a 7:30 scheduled 1st pitch. St. Edmond baseball fell 12-5 to Algona. Bulldogs led 7-5 after 6 but plated 5 in the 7th to pull away. Gaels pitching staff walked 14 Algona hitters. Cam Rindone the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs he went 5 2/3 allowing 5 runs on just 3 hits while striking out 5. Gaels Baseball takes on Clarion-Goldfield-Dows Thursday for a 7:30 PM scheduled 1st pitch at Rogers Park.
Elsewhere around the area
GTRA edged Southeast Valley 2-1
Newell-Fonda cruised 12-0 over South Central Calhoun
Humboldt a win on extra innings 6-5 over Webster City
Pocahontas Area routed West Bend-Mallard 22-3
Newell Fonda all over SC Calhoun 16-1
Southeast Valley a winner 10-3 over GTRA