In one of their most dominating performances of the year, the A-D-M baseball team used a steady dose of offense to defeat Class 2A ranked Van Meter on the road Thursday night.
Late game offense helped the Tigers to claim their eleventh win of the season with a 5-1 victory in Van Meter.
It was an all around performance for the Tigers who pounded out 12 hits spread out across seven different batters. It all started in the very first inning with a Grant Curran RBI single. Van Meter didn’t have much offense to speak of Thursday night but what they did mainly came off the bat of Mitch Pomeroy who collected the team’s only run in the bottom of the third with an RBI single.
The scoring action picked back up in the top of the sixth where Gage Fuller picked up his sixth and seventh RBI’s of the season with a two run RBI double. Two more runs crossed the plate for A-D-M in the seventh courtesy of a sacrifice fly by Nick Dufoe and an RBI single by Logan Crannell, his sixth RBI of the season.
The Van Meter offense came into Thursday night’s game averaging eight and a half hits along with nearly eight runs per contest. Against the Tigers they were limited to just one run off of a season game low two hits. A large part of that came by way of A-D-M senior Dalton Hews on the mound. Hews went the full seven innings and setting seven batters down via strikeouts. Four of those where batters struck out looking. Hews now yields a 3-2 record on the mound with 29 total strikeouts on the season.
As for the Van Meter Bulldogs, their only two hits in the came came off the bats of Mitch Pomeroy and Zach Pleggenkuhle. Pomeroy started the game off on the mound for the Bulldogs and went six innings of work while giving up eleven hits and five runs but did toss three strikeouts in the process.
With the win, A-D-M increases their overall record to 11-14 while Van Meter will drop their record to 25-8 with seven of their eight losses coming by way of non conference opponents. The Tigers of A-D-M will be on the road to continue their season today in Carlisle while the Bulldogs of Van Meter will be back at home to wrap up their regular season against Des Moines Christian.