Fort Dodge Baseball took the crown at the St. Edmond Memorial Day Tournament on Monday. The Dodgers topped St. Edmond 10-0 in 5 innings, in a “hometown showdown” to open the event. Dodgers got two in the 1st and one in the second, they took a 6-0 lead after putting up a three spot in the 3rd. In the 4th, Senior Dylan Zimmerman hit a two run homer to put the Dodgers up 8-0. They would end it by scoring two in the 5th, thanks to a pair of RBI singles from Dalton Rosalez and Alex Underwood.
Jace Ulrich got the win on the hill, he threw 5 innings of shutout ball, allowed two hits and struck out 9. Coach Blake Utley couldn’t have been happier with Ulrich’s first outing of the season.
In game two, Fort Dodge downed Newell-Fonda 15-5. Dodgers platted four in the 1st and two in the 2nd to take a 6-1 lead into the 3rd. RF Drake Callon had a tremendous diving catch in the 3rd to rob a Newell-Fonda hitter of a base hit. The Dodgers put up a five spot in the 5th, Newell-Fonda answered with 3 in their half of the 5th to keep the game going. Fort Dodge tacked on four more in the 7th, thanks to a two run single from Ulrich and an RBI single from Zimmerman. Mustangs got just one in their half of the 7th. Eli Elsbecker was the winning pitcher working 4 and 2/3 innings allowing just two runs. Here’s Blake Utley’s comments after the tournament.
The Dodgers open conference play Tuesday night at Ankeny Centennial for a double header.