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Patience at home plate fueled an incredible rally of the Fort Dodge baseball team here Tuesday night.
The Dodgers erased a 12-3 deficit with an eight-run sixth inning, beating Ankeny Centennial in Game 1 at Ed McNeil Field, 14-12.
Centennial retired to claim the nightcap, 13-2 in six innings, to win the tie.
Fort Dodge (7-4 overall, 2-2 in the CIML Iowa conference) took advantage of wild throwing by the Jaguars (3-4, 3-1), who walked three times, hit two hits and were called for a pair of balks during the scoring frenzy.
Triston Bockoven drove in three, Drake Callon two and Carson Peterson, Eli Elsbecker, Rosalez and Rylan Kingrey each had an RBI. Drew Mortiz scored three times, with Callon, Bockoven, Jace Ulrich and Kingrey scoring twice.
Elsbecker and Dalton Rosalez each had two hits for the Dodgers, who were coming off a pair of wins Monday at Rogers Park in the St. Edmond Memorial Day Tournament.
Callon had a home run, Elsbecker had two doubles, Ulrich a double, Bockoven walked four and Moritz three walks.
“It was one of the craziest comebacks I’ve ever been on,” said FDSH head coach Blake Utley. “But that doubleheader over there is what high school baseball is right now. You must launch strikes. They didn’t do it in the first game of the sixth, and we turned around and didn’t do it in the second game.
“But I know we’re going to fix it because we have kids who want to improve; and it starts on Wednesday in training.
Freshman Landen Grandors pitched over three innings, allowing just four hits and one earned run with one strikeout on the mound. Callon and Carson Werning each had scoreless innings.
“It was great from Landen,” Utley said. “He helped close that gap. And Drake came in and looked good too.
Peterson went five in the last drink, allowing six hits with five strikeouts.
“Carson looked great” Utley said. “We had other guys who couldn’t find the area. But I’m confident in what they can and will do from now on.
Moritz had two hits and threw a run, with Ulrich and Elsbecker each scoring.
Fort Dodge hosts Waukee Northwest here Thursday.