Prep baseball: Bulldogs bring energy in sweep of North

Chad Drury/The Courier

Ottumwa High School baseball coach John Jaeger (right) chats with Colton McKinnon (left) and Mitch Wood during a delay in the first game of Monday's CIML Metro doubleheader against Des Moines North at Legion Memorial Field.

DES MOINES — Jesue Jaime's two-run homer in the third inning ignited Ottumwa's offense on Wednesday during a CIML Metro conference road sweep at Des Moines North. The Bulldogs scored two or more runs in each of the final four innings of a 12-2 win in game one over the Polar Bears before finishing off the sweep with a 6-1 victory in game two.

The sweep keeps Ottumwa atop the CIML Metro standings, entering the day tied with Des Moines Roosevelt atop the conference. The Bulldogs (14-7, 11-1 CIML Metro) steps out of conference today for a doubleheader at home with Fort Dodge starting at 3:30 p.m.

Dominick Delehoy, Colton McKinnon and Mitch Wood all collected run-scoring two-out hits in the fourth as Ottumwa opened a 5-0 lead in game one. Delehoy and Wood both added run-scoring singles during a five-run fifth, giving the Bulldogs a nine-run lead.

Brody Evans collected a pair of RBI hits during the opener against North. Peyton Johnson brought in Evans with an RBI single to right in the sixth, clinching Ottumwa's 10-run victory.

Ottumwa scored three times in the third inning of game two, taking advantage of North miscues. Two walks and a single by McKinnon loaded the bases before an RBI groundout by Mitch Wood, a double steal that allowed Delehoy to score and a passed ball by the Polar Bears led to the OHS scoring.

Johnson and McKinnon both collected RBI singles in the fourth as Ottumwa opened a 5-0 lead. Brody Evans singled and scored on a wild pitch in the seventh to cap the 16-run doubleheader for the Bulldogs.

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