Dodgers split with Mohawks

MASON CITY — The Fort Dodge baseball team picked up a split here Wednesday night with Mason City.

After claiming the first game, 2-1, the Dodgers fell in the nightcap, 8-2.

In the opener, Anthony Wagner crossed home in the top of the seventh on a passed ball for the game-winning run. Drew Callon finished off the contest with a 1-2-3 frame, striking out the final Mohawk batter.

“We were hopoing to get some momentum into game two,” said Fort Dodge head coach Blake Utley. “Their pitcher kind of changed his speed, but we were able to cause some things to happen.”

Callon went all seven innings, striking out four with just three hits allowed, one walk and one earned run.

“Drew had a nice night and that is what we expect to see out of him,” Utley said. “It was nice to see us score in the seventh, unfortuantely when Anthony Wagner scored the winning run, the catcher stepped on his hand and cut it open. He wasn’t able to hit for us in the second game, but he did play the field.”

Brycen Bell had two hits, with Bell and Wagner scoring the FDSH runs. Mason Bockoven and Nick Bice also had a hit each.

Shane Halligan and Drake Miller each had two hits in the second contest, with Bockoven driving in a run. Halligan and Miller each scored once.

Bockoven picked up four strikeouts on the mound.

“We started out good in the second game and put some pressure on them,” Utley said. “Mason (Bockoven) looked and they just started timing up his pitches.”

The Dodgers return to action on Thursday when they host West Des Moines Valley at Ed McNeil Field. First-pitch is set for 5 p.m.