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JV Baseball Keeps Rolling Against AC-GC

Van Meter scored five runs in the second, fourth, and sixth innings en route to a  17-3 victory over AC-GC on Monday.  Van Meter collected ten hits in the contest.  Caleb Peterson, Zach Pleggenkuhle, and Chris Reames each collected multi-hit games for the visitors.  Petersen, Adam Wallace, and Brett Berg each drove in three runs apiece.  The Bulldogs stole 16 bases during the game as four players […]

Varsity Baseball Picks Up Win at AC-GC

The varsity baseball team grabbed an early lead on its way to a 16-1 victory over AC-GC on Monday.  In the first inning, Sam Thompson opened up the scoring with a single on a 1-2 count in the first inning, scoring Anthony Lowman.  Carson Rhodes then singled home Thompson later in the inning to make the score 2-0.  The […]

Varsity Baseball Takes DH from West Central Valley

After escaping game one with a marathon 19-13 win, the Bulldogs cleaned up their play in all facets of the game, finishing up the nightcap in four innings and an 18-1 victory.  Owen Crawford set the tone at the plate for the Bulldogs in game two with a two-RBI double in the first, two-run homer in the […]

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JV Baseball Improves to 6-0 on the season

The Van Meter Bulldogs JV and Ogden’s JV traded the lead back-and-forth on Tuesday, but eventually Van Meter Bulldogs prevailed 10-5. All the scoring came in two runs for Van Meter with five runs in both the second and fourth frames.  The game was tied at five with Van Meter Bulldogs JV batting in the bottom of the fourth when Ogden’s […]

Varsity Baseball Defeats Ogden for Second Time

Six runs in the fifth inning led the Bulldogs past Ogden 11-1 on Tuesday.  After a scoreless first inning, Van Meter jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second on an RBI double by Brady O’Brien scored Connor Guess.  Ogden would answer in the top half of the third with a sacrifice fly tying the […]

Varsity Baseball Overcomes Early Deficit Against Madrid

Despite allowing three runs in the second inning, erasing an early 2-0 lead, and another two runs in the third inning, the Bulldogs defeated Madrid 15-5 on Monday. Van Meter captured the lead in the first inning behind a leadoff homerun by Anthony Lowman.  After five straight runs by Madrid in the second and third, Van Meter then took […]

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Varsity Baseball Gets Another Come from Behind Victory Against Des Moines Christian

Van Meter and Des Moines Christian played a tight game on Tuesday, but Van Meter eventually prevailed 8-4 after taking the lead for good in the sixth inning.  Des Moines Christian captured the early lead in the first inning.  Carter Paterson’s sac fly scored one run for Des Moines Christian, capitalizing on a couple early miscues by the Van […]

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Varsity Baseball Improves to 3-0 to Finish First Week

I-35 had a 4-0 lead entering the bottom of the 3rd inning but the Van Meter Bulldogs tied up the game in the bottom of the third and took the lead in the bottom of the fifth to capture the 6-5 victory in a game that saw the Bulldog pitching staff issue 9 walks to […]

Van Meter Baseball Escapes Ogden after Big Seventh Inning

Last Thursday, in the Bulldogs second game of the season, Ogden captured the lead in the first inning on Carter Church’s sac fly.  That 1-0 Ogden lead would be relinquished in the top of the third inning.  Mitch Pomeroy led off with a double to left center followed by an Anthony Lowman bunt single.  A Carson Rhodes […]

JV Baseball Improves to 4-0

Vs. Ogden The Van Meter JV Baseball Team defeated Ogden 7-0 on Thursday as Anthony Potthoff and Harrison Smith combined for the shutout on the mound.  Potthoff earned his first victory on the short season going four innings yielding only one hit while striking out eight and walking none.  Smith followed up with two innings […]

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