Monday marked the opening of the 2020 Iowa State Softball Tournament the 50th anniversary of the event being at Rogers Park here in Fort Dodge. It was fitting that #1 Fort Dodge was in the tournament’s first game this year. The Dodgers lived up to the #1 seeding and took care of Bettendorf 7-0. While it was certainly a team win with several Dodgers contributing to the win, it was also a tremendous showing individually for Jalen Adams. She was stellar in the circle with a complete game shutout of a potent Bettendorf team that was hitting over .400 as a team and had Iowa’s 2nd best home run total coming in. Adams would allow just 2 hits while striking out 8. She also had this play at the plate to put the Dodgers on the board in the 3rd.
The Adams 2 run homer would put the Dodgers up 2-0 after the 3rd. LF Chloe Wertz who is probably the most improved hitter in the Dodge rline up over the course of the season, had a 2 run single in the 4th. 3B Haley Wills had 2 hits including a 2 run double in the 5th. Dodger Coach Andi Adams says Monday’s win was a complete performance.
Dodgers advance to the State Semifinals on Wednesday they will take on 5 seed Ankeny Centennial who elimiated Waukee 5-2 in a matinee game on Monday.
Humboldt Softball fell to Mount Vernon in Monday’s nightcap 7-4. Wildcats trailed 2-0 after the 1st they would score 1 in the 3rd to cut it to 2-1. The game would stay 2-1 until Mount Vernon plated 5 in the top of the 7th thanks to a Grand Slam by Depaul University commit Nicole Sullivan. Humboldt would rally to score 3 in the bottom of the 7th but that would be as close as they would get. Humboldt finishes their season with a record of 20-3. The loss means the end of the high school careers for several seniors for Humboldt, a class who led them to 3 State Tournament appearances in their careers.
in what was one of the biggest upsets of day one action, Class 5A 6 seed Muscatine dethroned defending State Champs and 3 seed WDM-Valley 3-1. That means a new champion in Class 5A will be crowned this year.
Other Day 1 Results
5A – 2 seed Cedar Rapids Kennedy 10-4 over 7 seed Pleasant Valley. If both Kennedy and Fort Dodge win Wednesday, the Title Game Thursday would be a rematch of last year’s consolation round game that Fort Dodge won.
5A Semifinal #1 Wednesday 11 AM CR Kennedy vs Muscatine
Semifinal #2 Wednesday 12:30 PM Fort Dodge vs Ankeny Centennial
1 Carlisle 5-0 8 Le Mars . Good to see that Carlisle Coach Jim Flaws decided to make the trip to Fort Dodge for state just about 2 weeks after cancelling the regular season finale here in Fort Dodge due to covid-19 concerns. It would’ve been a rematch from a 2-0 Fort Dodge win at Carlisle earlier in the year.
7 seed Winterset with another big day one upset knocking off 2 seed West Delaware 7-4.
6 seed Dallas Center Grimes a 7-5 winner over 3 seed Fairfield.
4 North Scott cruised past 5 Charles City 11-0
4A Semifinals Wednesday
11:30 AM 7 Winterset vs 6 Dallas Center-Grimes
1 PM 1 Carlisle vs 4 North Scott
3A Scores From Monday
1 Albia 12-0 8 Creston
Schedule For Tuesday
1 North Linn vs 8 Ridge View 11AM
4 Northeast vs 5 Central Springs 11:30 AM
2 Louisa-Muscatine vs 7 Underwood 4:30 PM
3 Ogden vs 6 Mount Ayr 5 PM
2 Davenport- Assumption vs 7 Boyden-Hull/Rock Valley 12:30 PM
6 Algona vs 3 Williamsburg 1 PM
1 Collins-Maxwell vs 8 Newman Catholic 3PM
4 Lynnville- Sully vs 5 Wayne 3:30 PM
2 Newell-Fonda vs 7 Lisbon 7 PM
3 Clarksville vs 6 Akron-Westfield 7:30 PM