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Bishop Garrigan Blows by North Iowa 8-1, West Bend-Mallard Upsets St. Edmond 9-8 in First Round of Districts: Tuesday’s Baseball Scores

North Iowa (6-16) scored the opening run of the game, but Bishop Garrigan (15-20) would pull away with eight unanswered runs over the course of the next six innings to secure a win in the first round of District 3 at the 1A level in Fort Dodge. The Golden Bears got a strong five innings from Senior Joel Vaske, who picked up the win allowing no earned runs, four hits, and striking out six. Fellow Senior Chase Hatten would pitch the final two innings to seal the deal with four strikeouts. With the victory, Bishop Garrigan advances to take on West Bend-Mallard in the second round on Thursday.

The Wolverines (5-22) pulled off a dramatic, 9-8 upset of St. Edmond (13-16) in the first round of the same bracket in 1A District 3 in Fort Dodge. The Gaels were down 9-1 heading into the bottom half of the sixth before scoring the game’s last seven runs to give themselves a chance. But West Bend-Mallard’s Jeff Riesenberg shut the door from the mound. The Senior also wen 5-for-5 with two runs batted in offensively.

The Wolverines and Golden Bears will play Thursday at 7 PM in Fort Dodge on KLGA 92.7 in the second round of Districts. In the only regular season matchup of the year, West Bend-Mallard toppled Bishop Garrigan at home by a score of 9-6 on June 8.

Tuesday’s Baseball Scores

1A District 3 First Round
Bishop Garrigan  8
North Iowa  1

1A District 3 First Round
West Bend-Mallard  9
North Iowa  8

1A District 3 First Round
North Union  7
Northwood-Kensett  11

Regular Season Finale
Algona  12
Spencer  8

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