Dogs fall to Van Meter in season finale

Senior Jade Thompson getting an out to end the inning in the district final game against Van Meter.  -Photo by T. R. Photography

Ogden baseball opened district action with a 6-3 win over the Woodward-Granger Hawks last Tuesday at Van Meter. The Hawks struck early when back-to-back doubles by Reese Jamison and Joe Rhodes gave Woodward-Granger a 2-0 lead in the top of the first. The Bulldogs responded in the bottom of the first when back-to-back doubles by Kayden Kruse and Carter Church helped give the Dogs a 4-2 lead. Ogden picked up two more runs in the bottom of the sixth when Noah Snedden singled and Wes Clausen doubled. A couple Bulldog miscues led to a Hawk tally in the seventh for the 6-3 final. 

The Bulldogs were led by Kruse with two hits including a double. Clausen added a double, driving in two runners. Church had a double, driving in two runners and pitched two innings of relief, striking out 3 batters. Craven pitched five innings, striking out 8 batters in the win. 


Ogden vs. Van Meter

Saturday night, Van Meter held Ogden to three hits in a 9-1 Bulldog loss in district action. Van Meter exploded for 7 third-inning runs to end the bulldog season. Van Meter collected 5 hits highlighted by a two-run triple by Cody Coffman to tally seven times for a 7-0 lead. Chad Mohr, Carter Church and Noah Snedden collected singles to produce Ogden’s loan run in the top of the fourth. Van Meter produced single tallies in the fourth and fifth innings for the 9-1 final. 

“Last night Van Meter was just better then we were,” said Coach Dick Smith. “We just couldn’t get our bats going against their strong pitching.” 

Ogden finished the season at 23-5 overall and 15-3 in conference action. 

Smith said they had quite a season. “Nine seniors led a great group of kids. It was great to see our seniors play many roles to make a winning team. Such good examples to the younger kids on the team. “We have a very strong base of pitchers coming back along with some very good defensive and baseball-minded kids to fill in the positions left from our out-going seniors.

“I’m very proud of this bunch of young men and my assistant coaches. We will be back with the strong Bulldog baseball tradition here in Ogden. Thanks Ogden fans for your support and backing this year!”

Read more in the July 18 issue of The Ogden Reporter.