Bulldogs lose second close NCC game to Gaels

Hampton-Dumont shortstop Triston Rew throws out Jocy Timmerman in the opening inning against Fort Dodge St. Edmond. The Bulldogs went extra innings against the Class 1A No. 14 Gaels, losing 5-2. (Kristi Nixon/Hampton Chronicle)

HAMPTON – For the second time in three days, Hampton-Dumont softball held a lead against Fort Dodge St. Edmond.

And once more the Gaels, recently ranked No. 14 in Class 1A with a 14-5 record, came back to dash the Bulldogs hopes against them, this time at home, in a 5-2, nine-inning affair on Friday June 15.

H-D trailed 2-0 until the sixth inning when Bulldog right fielder Briana Grover hit a two-run homer in the sixth, eventually forcing extra innings.

The full story appears in the June 20 print and online editions of the Hampton Chronicle.