SOFTBALL: No. 5 Dodgers apply pressure, blank Lynx

FORT DODGE – As it usually does, fifth-ranked (Class 4A) Fort Dodge played small ball early and applied the pressure to Webster City in the season opener for both teams last night at Rogers Park.

At times the Lynx made the plays. But at times they showed their inexperience.

The Dodgers (1-0) scored four times in the second inning and three more in the third to take command, and they went on to dispose of WCHS (0-1) 10-0 in 6 innings.

“Defensively we did a lot of very good things and our pitchers put the ball where it needed to be, but we need to be able to handle the pressure of a quick team,” WCHS head coach Jess Howard said. “That’s going to come with experience.”

Fort Dodge hurler Mallory Kilian limited WCHS to two hits – singles by Allie Flaws and Abbey Fuhs.

Six of the Dodgers’ seven hits were singles.

Freshman pitcher Erin Bahrenfuss worked two innings and took the loss in the circle. Gabbi Hoversten worked the final 31?3 innings in relief.

The Lynx will get right back at it tonight against North Central Conference rival Clear Lake at home. The first pitch is slated for approximately 7:15 p.m.