Friday and Saturday was a busy couple of days on the diamond for area teams. In a Friday matinee game heard on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our website, Fort Dodge Softball handled Ballard 7-0. Jalen Adams was sharp once again in the circle. She had a complete game shutout allowing just two hits. That makes 19 consecutive scoreless innings for Adams. Her performance was a two-way gem, as she went 4 for 5 at the plate. TK Doster had two doubles and an RBI. 8th grader Mariah Myers had two hits and drove in one. LF Chloe Wertz stayed hot she had a hit and drove in three. The win marked #700 in the career of Coach Andi Adams, she joined Rob Jones on “Coaches Corner’ Saturday to talk about it.
Fort Dodge Baseball cruised on Friday under the lights at Mcneil Field. The Dodgers cruised past Algona 14-3. Senior Shortstop Christian Davidson had a two run homer. Eli Elsbecker had two hits, a homer and a double. Drake Callon got the win on the hill. Callon threw 5 innings, giving up three runs on two hits. Dodgers are back at it Monday evening, when they travel to take on Mason City.
St. Edmond Baseball got back in the win column on Friday. The Gaels scored a 4-2 road win at Clarion-Goldfield-Dows. The Gaels got a gem on the hill from Tyler Mcdowell, as he went the distance Friday. Grant Heldorfer was 3 for 3 at the plate. The Gaels carried a 3-2 lead for most of the game, they added an insurance run in the 7th. Coach Mike Szalat appeared on “Coach Corner” over the weekend. Szalat said the turning point in the game came on a play in the outfield. from Freshman Hayden Derrig.
St. Edmond Softball split a pair of games at the Van Meter tournament on Saturday. The Gaels extended their win streak to 9, with a 5-0 shutout win of South Hamilton. They then had the streak snapped falling 12-0 to the host team. Van Meter came in ranked 8th in class 2A. The Gaels are now 9-1 in their last 10. Coach Bill Shirbroun says much of that success has come from gaining confidence at the plate.
The Gaels host perennial power Humboldt in conference play Monday night. Join Brian Peters for the call of the game, a 7:30 1st pitch on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our website.