Mother nature couldn’t stop the conference battle between the Van Meter and Woodward-Granger baseball teams Thursday night in Granger.


The Bulldogs came into Thursday night having won seven of the last eight against the Hawks while averaging just over seven runs a game against Woodward-Granger. While they may not have made their average, the Bulldogs still came out with a pair of wins, defeating the Hawks 1-0 and 5-4.


In the 1-0 win, it was a defensive game through and through as Van Meter needed extra innings to take the slim win. All in all, the Bulldogs collected eight hits in the game.


The next game was more offensive in nature and yet again the Bulldogs came away with a narrow one run victory. An early 2-1 lead following the first inning proved to be crucial for the Bulldogs as both teams traded two runs in the third and one run each in the sixth. Van Meter took advantage of six Woodward-Granger errors and collected nine hits led by Mitch Pomeroy, Spencer Lamb, JJ Durflinger, and Jacob Blomgren with multi-hit games.


The Bulldogs are now 22-6 on the year and will continue their season tonight in Van Meter against Bondurant-Farrar. The Bulldogs also have their postseason path set as they will host the round one winner of Southeast Valley and Panorama on Tuesday, July 10 at 7 p.m. in Van Meter.