Dodgers score 28 runs

MASON CITY — Third-ranked (Class 5A) Fort Dodge exploded for 28 runs in a sweep over Mason City here Wednesday night.

Scores were 10-0 and 18-1.

Leading 3-0 in the opener, the Dodgers exploded for seven runs in the fifth. Jalen Adams was 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI, with Tory Bennett, Aubrey Davis, Tristin Doster, Daphne Alstott and Haley Wills all collecting two hits each in the game.

Adams tossed a three-hitter, striking out five with just one walk. She also had a triple at the plate.

Davis scored two runs as Bennett, Doster, Alstott, Loghen Schnetzer and Martyne Lowrey all drove in a run each. Doster had two doubles and Alstott stole a base.

“Mason City has been playing very well as of late and we told the girls that coming in,” FDSH head coach Andi Adams said. “You cannot look past anybody, and early on, we kind of did that. But I was proud of the way they responded and took care of business.”

The nightcap went much the same way as the Dodgers plated 10 runs in the seventh leading 8-1. Mason City took an early 1-0 lead before Fort Dodge rattled off 18 unanswered.

Haley Wills earned the win, striking out a pair over six innings with just four hits allowed. Bennett collected four hits and Schnetzer drove in four.

“Our defense was error-free and played great all night,” Adams said. “As a pitcher, when you have confidence in the players behind you, that helps you relax.”

Schnetzer and Doster each hit homers in the second game, with Alstott, Davis, Wills, Bennett, Chloe Wertz and Doster recording a double each.

Davis had three hits, Adams drove in two runs on two hits to push her hit streak to 14 games, Doster and Alstott each had three hits, and Lowrey went 2-for-2 with three RBI and two runs scored.

“Martyne has been killing it in JV lately so I gave her a chance and she came through,” Adams said. “You have to reward players like that.”

Bennett, Alstott, Schnetzer, Wills, Wertz and Dallas Richardson.

The Dodgers return to action on Friday when they compete in the Linn-Mar Invitational, opening up against defending state champion Pleasant Valley, who currently sits ninth in the 5A poll.

Fort Dodge’s twice-postponed doubleheader with second-ranked West Des Moines Valley will now be played July 9 at Rogers Park.

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