No. 7 Dodgers edge Mohawks

MASON CITY – The seventh-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge baseball team squeaked out a 1-0 victory over CIC Northern Division rival Mason City on Monday night in a rain-shortened game.

Kole Kampen (1-1) went the distance in the win for the Dodgers (12-3 overall, 2-1 in the league), allowing just three hits with two walks and nine strikeouts.

“Kole did a nice job on the mound, and our defense stepped up behind him, too,” said FDSH head coach Blake Utley. “The wind was blowing straight in about 25 miles per hour and really affecting any ball hit into the air.”

Sam Cook, Kampen, Sam Kolacia and Drew Hansen each collected singles for Fort Dodge. Hansen plated Spencer Barber with a sacrifice fly to center field in the third inning.

“(The Mason City) pitcher, Collin Platts, did a good job of mixing up his pitches,” Utley said. “You could tell we hadn’t played since last Tuesday.

“It was good to get things going again.”

Monday’s second scheduled contest between the Dodgers and Mohawks (6-9, 0-3) was postponed due to inclement weather until Thursday at 6 p.m.

Next action for Fort Dodge is Wednesday at No. 3 (4A) West Des Moines Dowling (11-2).