Van Meter's Blomgren Girls Too Much for ACGC: 10-0 and ???
The Van Meter softball team demonstrated last night why it is highly regarded statewide when it shut out the ACGC Chargers, 10-0, in six innings in the first game of a scheduled double header. The Bulldogs were also leading in game two, 11-2, when lightning caused a halt in the action in the middle of the fifth inning..
Play was resumed after a thirty minute delay, but a second sighting of lightning ended the competition. Since the second game did not go the required five innings, it will be completed at an unknown future date.
The Bulldogs are currently ranked fourth in 2A according to the rankings released yesterday by the IGHSAU. Despite showing considerable improvement this year, the Chargers were no match for the talented Bulldogs.
The Blomgren girls had a lot to do with the lopsided wins for Van Meter, as Macy Blomgren pitched a one hitter in the opening game of the twin bill and also threw shutout ball in three plus innings of relief in game two. Sister Molly had quite a day at the plate, hitting two home runs in game one and added a third in the second game.
The Bulldogs tallied two runs in in the first inning of game one and Molly Blomgren added a third when she hit her first round tripper in the second inning. Van Meter broke the game open in its third at bat with four runs and completed the scoring in the sixth inning with three more scores that included Molly's second home run of the game.
The Chargers only hit in the game was Reagan Carney's single to left field in the third inning. The only other ACGC base runner was Mersadez Richter who reached safely in the second inning on a dropped third strike by the Bulldog catcher.
In game two Van Meter scored an unearned run in the top of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. The Chargers took its only lead of the night when they came up with two runs in their first at bat. Sophie Dorsey led off with a single to left field and EmmaKay McClain followed up with an infield hit. After Jorja Hoover was hit by pitch to load the bases, Mady Kelsey's base hit to left field scored both Dorsey and McClain to give the home team a 2-1 lead.
With the Chargers threatening in its second at bat with runners on first and second, Macy Blomgren was brought in to pitch and got the Bulldogs out of the jam. And that was "all she wrote" for ACGC, as the Tori Fuller's third inning single and Carney's pinch hit single in the fourth inning were the only other hits in game two.
Molly Blomgren's home run to open Van Meter's third at bat knotted the game at two apiece and the Bulldogs added three more scores to take a 5-2 lead. The third Bulldog home run for the night was a grand slam in the fourth inning by Mia Abrahamson that increased the lead to 9-2.
A deuce was added in the fifth inning before the lightning made its appearance. Game two stats will be included when the game is completed.
Game one score by inning:
ACGC 000 000-- 0 1 0
VM 214 003--10 10 0
ACGC hitting: (AB-R-H-RBI) Dorsey(3-0-0-0) McClain(2-0-0-0) Hoover(2-0-0-0) Kelsey(2-0-0-0) Hoover(2-0-0-0) Richter(2-0-0-0) Young(2-0-0-0) OVanMeter(2-0-0-0) Carney(2-0-1-0)
Pitching: (IP-H-R-ER-SO-BB) McClain(6-10-10-10-1-4)