INDIANOLA - The Fort Dodge softball squad dropped a doubleheader to Indianola on Tuesday night.
The 10th-ranked Dodgers (2-3 overall) lost the opener 13-0 in four innings and dropped the finale 11-1 in five innings to the No. 12 (4A) Indians.
In the opening contest, the Dodgers faced University of Northern Iowa recruit Abbie Van Vleet. The Div. I prospect did daimage from the pitcher's circle and at the plate as well, hitting a double.
"We were excited to go up against a Div. I prospect, but the wheels fell off in a hurry,'' said FDSH head coach Andi Adams. "We just need to mix it up more and we can't let them run with momentum the way they did.''
Cassie Burris had a two-run home run for the Indians. McKenzie Ellis and Emma King had doubles as well.
Lani Van Zyl and Chelsy Krantz had hits for the Dodgers.
Indianola 13, Fort Dodge 0 (4 inn.)
Fort Dodge 000 0 - 0 2 0
Indianola 263 2 - 13 10 0
Mallory Kilian and Taylor Messerly. VanVleet. 2B-I: VanVleet, McKenzie Ellis, Emma King. HR-I: Cassie Burris.
Indianola 11, Fort Dodge 1 (5 inn.)
Fort Dodge 000 10 - 1 3 3
Indianola 001 64 - 11 10 0
Megan Gibson and Messerly. Ellis. 2B-I: Van Vleet, Brianna Chaplin. HR-I: Ally Orwig (2).
In the nightcap, Indianola stayed hot with 10 more hits. Ally Orwig had the big game for the Indians, belting two three-run homers.
Van Vleet and Brianna Chaplin added doubles.
Maddie Egli, Krantz and Madi Bodholdt had hits for the Dodgers.
The Dodger junior varsity lost a 6-1 contest. Madi Bennett had a double.
Fort Dodge is back in action tonight, when they travel to Carroll to face Kuemper for one contest. First pitch is slated for 7:45 p.m.