Baseball/Softball Playoffs In Full Swing This Week
Baseball & Softball playoffs opened this past weekend with 1A and 2A baseball teams in action. The playoffs will get in full swing as the week goes on 1A and 2A softball opens Monday night. 3A Softball will get underway Wednesday Night, With 4A Baseball Friday and 5A opening later this week as well.
St. Edmond Baseball returned to action Saturday after 2 weeks of quarantine due to a player testing positive for covid-19. Gaels came out like they never missed a beat and built a 13-2 lead after 4 innings against Collins-Maxwell, however a storm in Ogden came and postponed the game. That game will resume where it left off Monday at 5 PM at Ogden. Barring a comeback by Collins-Maxwell of epic proportions , St. Edmond will advance to take on host team Ogden Tuesday at 7 PM. That game would air on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our website.
St. Edmond Softball is at GTRA on Monday Night. GTRA has had a tremendous regular season having 15 games. The Gaels are a young squad who has gotten better as the season has progressed especially at the plate. Can the Gales pull the upset? Join Brian Peters Monday night for a 7 PM 1st pitch on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our website, to find out.
Fort Dodge Baseball has earned a home game in the 1st round. They’ll host Ames Friday night at Mcneil Field for a 7 Pm 1st pitch. Coach Blake Utley’s squad is 11-4 in their last 15 games and seemingly it’s been a different Dodger that has come up big each night during that stretch. The Dodgers and Little Cyclones will face off Friday Night and that game is scheduled to air on “Sunny” 99.7 and here on our site as well.
#1 ranked Fort Dodge Softball won’t play until July 21st in the Regional Finals. They were scheduled to host Ames July 18th but Ames had a member of their program contract covid-19. Therefore, Ames has forfeited the end of the season.
Below are Scores from the weekend and the upcoming playoff schedule for area teams
Baseball Playoff Scores From Saturday
1A- Bishop Garrigan 3-1 GTRA
1A Newell-Fonda cruised 12-1 past West Bend – Mallard
2A Clarion-Goldfield-Dows 12-7 over North Union
2A ACGC gets by Manson NW Webster 3-1
2A Garner Hayfield-Ventura 6-3 Emmetsburg
2A Southeast Valley downs South Central Calhoun 11-1
Playoff Softball Schedule
Monday 7 PM 2A- East Sac County vs SC Calhoun
Monday 7 PM- Madrid hosts West Central Valley
Wednesday 7 PM 3A- Humboldt hosts Southeast Valley
Wednesday 7 Pm 3A- Algona hosts Garner-Hayfield-Ventura
Wednesday 7 Pm 2A- Manson NW Webster hosts Pocahontas Area
Wednesday 7 Pm 1A- Newell-Fonda (15-2) hosts winner of Whiting and Westwood
Wednesday 7 PM 1A- Bishop Garrigan hosts Rockford or North Butler
Wednesday 7 PM 2A- Clarion-Goldfield-Dows at Ogden
Baseball Playoff Schedule
Tuesday 7 PM 2A Pocahontas Area carries a 14-1 record as they host Clarion Goldfield-Dows
Tuesday 7 PM 2A Southeast Valley at Panorama
Tuesday 7 PM 1A- 14-2 Newell-Fonda hosts Ridgeview
Tuesday 7 Pm 1A- Bishop Garrigan at Alta-Aurelia