It would be hard to argue that July was a good month for Ankeny athletics.
On Saturday night, the top-ranked Ankeny Hawks baseball team defeated Fort Dodge, 10-0, to bring home the Class 4A state baseball championship, according to scores reported by the Des Moines Register. The Hawks join the girls softball team, which also recently brought home the first Class 5A title.
Ankeny became the sixth school in state history to win a title in softball and baseball during the same year, the Register reported. The Hawks finished the season with 43 victories.
The championship game ended by mercy rule in the sixth inning.
Two weeks ago, the Hawkettes defeated Des Moines East High School 2-0 to win the title. It was a parting gift to exiting head coach Amy Farmer, who will leave the district for an assistant principal position with Burlington Schools.