The first pitches have been thrown around the state of Iowa and around Dallas County to open up baseball and softball season this year. The Adel-DeSoto-Minburn baseball team started its season on Monday, Memorial Day, while the rest of the teams were scheduled to start their seasons on Tuesday.
Dallas Center-Grimes and Van Meter’s games were postponed due to weather on Tuesday, but Waukee still opened their season against Des Moines North.
They used two pitchers to get them there, but Waukee pitched a no-hitter in the opening game of the season, a 9-0 victory over the Polar Bears. Robert Primrose, who competed at the state track meet last weekend, started the game for the Warriors on the mound and was replaced by Matt Corbett who finished off the no-hitter for the Warriors.
Matt Hoeg hit a homerun in game one for the Warriors while Corbett hit a three-run homerun in game two of the double header to help the Warriors to a 12-2 win over the Polar Bears.
Woodward-Granger started their season out with a win as well as they beat West Central Valley 7-3 in Granger on Tuesday night.
Brady Aunspach started on the mound and picked up the win, fanning nine batters and walking seven and giving up just one earned run. Jake Smiley was the leadoff batter for the Hawks and went 2-for-4 and scored two runs in the opening night win.
Smiley also had one RBI and stole three bases.
The Tigers won in blowout fashion against Interstate 35 on Monday, their season opener. The Tigers beat I-35 by a score of 15-0.
Sam Kornstad took the mound for the Tigers and struck out six batters. A-D-M had six runs up on the scoreboard before they even had their first base hit of the season.
Just like Van Meter and DC-G, A-D-M’s game for Tuesday was postponed.