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Postseason Honors Announced for Varsity Baseball Team

After a 30-5 season and a return trip to the state tournament, many members of the 2017 baseball team have received postseason honors.  The Bulldogs led the West Central Activities Conference with four 1st team selections with Carson Rhodes (Catcher), Anthony Lowman (Infield), Brady O’Brien (Infield), and Sam Thompson (Outfield) making the team.  Connor Guess […]

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Bulldogs Fall Short at State Tournament

As was the case throughout an impressive 30-5 2017 campaign, the Bulldogs baseball team battled until the last out was recorded, but came up short in the State Quarterfinal vs. Carroll Kuemper by a score of 5-3. After starting pitcher Anthony Lowman struck out two of the first three batters he faced in the top […]

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Bulldogs Advance to State Tournament with 8-0 Victory over West Marshall

After coming one run short of reaching the state tournament each of the last two years, the Bulldogs broke through last night with an 8-0 victory over West Marshall(29-7) at Marshalltown.  Ten members of the current team were on the 2015 team and twelve members of the team were on the 2016 team that came […]

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Varsity Baseball Claims Share of 6th Consecutive Conference Championship

In game one of the doubleheader to decide the conference championship, even though Van Meter and Woodward-Granger both had their opportunities, it was Woodward-Granger that eventually prevailed 7-4.  Woodward-Granger jumped out to a 2-0 lead after a run in the first and the second innings, both unearned.  The Bulldogs would respond with one run in the […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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