Dodgers sweep Ankeny

ANKENY – The third-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge softball team earned a sweep over No. 8 (5A) Ankeny here Wednesday night, 6-1 and 8-1.

The Dodgers (27-7 overall) pounded out 25 hits in the doubleheader, as Mallory Kilian and Meagan Hartman were given plenty of run support.

“I’m excited,” FDSH head coach Andi Adams said. “Not only have we not beaten Ankeny in a while, the way these girls are playing right now is just so fun to watch and coach.

“We are hitting the ball all over the field, playing great defense and getting excellent pitching. Everything is really clicking for us.”

Along with throwing a six-hitter, Kilian helped her own cause with a three-run homer to break open a 3-1 game in the fifth. She finished 3-for-4 at the plate.

Lexi Astor was 5-for-8 on the night, scoring two runs and stealing a pair of bases. Maddie Egli had three hits, including a double, while Madi Bennett had two hits in the opener and Kilian added three in the nightcap.

“I get on Mallory quite a bit because we expect a lot of her, but she’s really zoned in right now,” Adams said. “All the girls are just finding their spots and driving the ball.”

In the second game, Adams inserted Becca Sunken into the lineup and the junior delivered, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored.

“Becca hits the ball hard in junior varsity games, so we gave her the varsity chance,” Adams said. “She stepped up and delivered. Hopefully, she is someone we can count on going forward.”

The Dodgers return to action on Monday at conference rival Mason City. They have already clinched the CIC North title.

ANKENY – The third-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge softball team earned a sweep over No. 8 (5A) Ankeny here Wednesday night, 6-1 and 8-1.

The Dodgers (27-7 overall) pounded out 25 hits in the doubleheader, as Mallory Kilian and Meagan Hartman were given plenty of run support.

“I’m excited,” FDSH head coach Andi Adams said. “Not only have we not beaten Ankeny in a while, the way these girls are playing right now is just so fun to watch and coach.

“We are hitting the ball all over the field, playing great defense and getting excellent pitching. Everything is really clicking for us.”

Along with throwing a six-hitter, Kilian helped her own cause with a three-run homer to break open a 3-1 game in the fifth. She finished 3-for-4 at the plate.

Lexi Astor was 5-for-8 on the night, scoring two runs and stealing a pair of bases. Maddie Egli had three hits, including a double, while Madi Bennett had two hits in the opener and Kilian added three in the nightcap.

“I get on Mallory quite a bit because we expect a lot of her, but she’s really zoned in right now,” Adams said. “All the girls are just finding their spots and driving the ball.”

In the second game, Adams inserted Becca Sunken into the lineup and the junior delivered, going 3-for-3 with two runs scored.

“Becca hits the ball hard in junior varsity games, so we gave her the varsity chance,” Adams said. “She stepped up and delivered. Hopefully, she is someone we can count on going forward.”

The Dodgers return to action on Monday at conference rival Mason City. They have already clinched the CIC North title.