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#3: NOT OVER ’TIL IT’S OVER - large image

#3: NOT OVER ’TIL IT’S OVER.

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Top-ranked and top-seeded Newman Catholic took a 3-1 lead into the seventh inning, and it looked like the Knights would win the semifinal-round game and advance to the Class 1A finals for the fifth straight year. Not so fast, my friend. Unranked Remsen St. Mary’s scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to upset defending champion Newman Catholic 5-3. It was the Knights’ first loss to a 1A team since the 2014 title game.

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STATE RANKINGS: WEEK 3.

Dowling Catholic took over the top spot in Class 4A in the latest rankings by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. The other Week 3 leaders are Assumption (3A), Cascade (2A) and Newman Catholic (1A). Read more for the entire Top 10 lists, and those teams also receiving consideration. 

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2018 REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AT PRINCIPAL PARK.

High school teams have the opportunity to play regular-season games at Principal Park. The schedule is filled for 2018.

2018 HIGH SCHOOL REGULAR-SEASON GAMES AT PRINCIPAL PARK
Tuesday, June 12
Saydel 6, Lewis Central 4 (eight innings)
Underwood 9, Audubon 4
Monday, June 25
11 a.m. -- Des Moines Hoover vs. Des Moines Lincoln
2 p.m. -- Pleasantville vs. Iowa City Liberty
Thursday, July 5
11 a.m. -- Southeast Warren vs. Ankeny Christian Academy
2 p.m. -- Woodward-Granger vs. Eddyville-Blakesburg-Fremont

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Welcome to the new IAHSBB.COM.

We hope you like our new look — an update we worked on with our long-time friends at Spindustry. We streamlined things and made everything more visual. But most important, the new site is easy to navigate no matter how you access it — on desktop, tablet or smartphone. We’ve worked with Spindustry in some fashion since 2000, when they revamped a dust-collecting Iowa Cubs web site and made it one of the most popular in Minor League Baseball. They did the same for two other minor-league teams — the Michigan Battle Cats and Battle Creek Yankees. They designed this site in 2005 — when the state tournament moved to Principal Park — and it has earned national recognition for its functionality and content. Those features continue in the new design. We hope you like it.

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1A CHAMPION: NEWMAN CATHOLIC - large image

1A CHAMPION: NEWMAN CATHOLIC.

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The top four teams in the final rankings by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association and Radio Iowa are in the Class 1A state tournament field. The teams are #1 North Linn, #2 Newman Catholic, #3 Martensdale-St. Marys and #4 Akron-Westfield. Sixth-ranked Lisbon is the only other Top 10 team to qualify. However, the seeds were jumbled a bit, with the top seed going to Newman, followed by MSTM, Akron-Westfield and North Linn. Read more for 1A news, notes and stats from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT
Friday’s quarterfinals

Newman Catholic 10, CAM 2
Remsen St. Mary’s 5, North Linn 1
Saturday’s quarterfinals
Martensdale-St.Marys 7, Hudson 4
Akron-Westfield 5, Lisbon 4 (11 innings)
Thursday's semifinals
Newman Catholic 2, Remsen St. Mary’s 0
Martensdale-St.Marys 6, Akron-Westfield 1
Saturday's championship
Newman Catholic 8, Martensdale-St.Marys 3

RANKED TEAMS: 1. North Linn; 2. Newman; 3. MSTM; 4. Akron-Westfield; 6. Lisbon.
TOP SEEDS: 1. Newman; 2. MSTM; 3. Akron-Westfield; 4. North Linn.

Final Class 1A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

Tournament game stories, box scores, play-by-play

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2A CHAMPION: BECKMAN CATHOLIC - large image

2A CHAMPION: BECKMAN CATHOLIC.

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Five of the top six teams in the final rankings by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association and Radio Iowa didn't make it to the Class 2A state tournament. Second-ranked Treynor did, but the Cardinals are only a fifth seed. The top seeds went to Beckman Catholic and Van Meter. Read more for 2A news, notes and stats from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT
Monday’s quarterfinals

Iowa City Regina 5, Treynor 0
Beckman Catholic 7, Denver 1
Centerville 3, Estherville Lincoln Central 1 (eight innings)
Kuemper Catholic 5, Van Meter 3
Thursday's semifinals
Beckman Catholic 8, Iowa City Regina 0
Kuemper Catholic 6, Centerville 2
Saturday's championship
Beckman Catholic 9, Kuemper Catholic 6

RANKED TEAMS: 2. Treynor; 7. Beckman; 8. Van Meter; 9. Regina.
TOP SEEDS: 1. Beckman; 2. Van Meter; 3. ELC; 4. Regina.

Final Class 2A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

Tournament game stories, box scores, play-by-play

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3A CHAMPION: ASSUMPTION - large image

3A CHAMPION: ASSUMPTION.

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The top two teams in the final rankings by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association and Radio Iowa are in the Class 3A state tournament field. Harlan and Assumption finished 1-2 in the rankings, but the seedings went the other way, with Assumption claiming the top seed. Harlan is the defending champion. Assumption has won nine state summer titles. Read more for 3A news, notes and stats from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
Tuesday’s quarterfinals

Assumption 12, Bondurant-Farrar 2 (five innings)
Wahlert Catholic 5, Marion 4
Bishop Heelan Catholic 4, Saydel 1
Harlan 6, Oskaloosa 0
Friday's semifinals
Harlan 6, Bishop Heelan Catholic 3
Assumption 6, Wahlert Catholic 1
Saturday's championship
Assumption 10, Harlan 1

RANKED TEAMS: 1. Harlan; 2. Assumption; 4. Saydel; 5. Marion; 8. Heelan.
TOP SEEDS: 1. Assumption; 2. Harlan; 3. Heelan; 4. Wahlert.

Final Class 3A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

Tournament game stories, box scores, play-by-play

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4A CHAMPION: JOHNSTON  - large image

4A CHAMPION: JOHNSTON .

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Defending champion Cedar Rapids Prairie is in the Class 4A state tournament field. The Hawks are one of six teams in the final rankings by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association and Radio Iowa to make the field. The top three teams in the rankings — Johnston, Dowling Catholic and Iowa City West — are also the top three seeds. Read more for 4A news, notes and stats from the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT
Wednesday’s quarterfinals

Waukee 1, Cedar Rapids Prairie 0
Johnston 7, Linn-Mar 1
Iowa City West 12, Cedar Rapids Washington 2 (six innings)
Dowling Catholic vs. Mason City, postponed
Thursday's quarterfinals
Dowling Catholic 8, Mason City 1
Friday's semifinals
Dowling Catholic 8, Iowa City West 3
Johnston 5, Waukee 4
Saturday's championship
Johnston 5, Dowling Catholic 0

RANKED TEAMS: 1. Johnston; 2. Dowling; 3. West; 5. Prairie; 6. Waukee; 10. Mason City
TOP SEEDS: 1. Johnston; 2. Dowling; 3. West; 4. Prairie.

Final Class 4A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

Tournament game stories, box scores, play-by-play

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FORMER PLAYERS NOW WORK THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

The state baseball tournament moved to Des Moines in 2005, and since then, lots of talented baseball players have showcased their skills at Principal Park. The list includes players who went on to play in college, in the minor leagues and in the major leagues. And players who went on to work for the host Iowa Cubs. Read more for a look at those who played in the state tournament at Principal Park — and work (or have worked) for the Iowa Cubs.

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STATE TOURNAMENT FANS: KEEP THAT FOUL BALL.

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Fans can keep foul balls hit into the stands during state tournament games. The Iowa Association of Independent Colleges and Universities is the official foul ball sponsor of the tournament. Their support of high school baseball makes it possible for fans to keep a great souvenir of the state tournament. There are an average of 750 baseballs used each year during the state tournament. And most of them go home with fans.

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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE. PROFESSIONAL RESULTS..

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FOUR-RUN INNING PROPELS KNOXVILLE 5-3.

Top-seeded Knoxville used a four-run fourth inning to erase a two-run deficit and end Independence’s upset bid, outlasting the eighth-seeded Mustangs, 5-3, in the first class 3A quarterfinal Tuesday afternoon at Principal Park. Read More

CHARLES CITY TOPS STORM LAKE, 4-3, IN 10 INNINGS.

Charles City put up three runs in the top of the 10th and held their lead into the bottom of the frame as the Comets cemented their place in the semifinals with a 4-3 win over Storm Lake in the second class 3A quarterfinal Tuesday afternoon at Principal Park. Read More

15 HITS POWER GLENWOOD PAST ALGONA, 11-2.

The eighth-ranked Glenwood Rams powered past the Algona Bulldogs 11-2 Tuesday night in the final Class 3A first-round game at Principal Park. The Rams collected 15 hits behind the terrific starting pitching of Taylor Kaufman, who struck out 10 batters in six innings in the effort. Read More

LECHTENBERG LEADS CENTRAL PAST CARLISLE, 7-3.

The Central Clinton Sabers scored five runs on only two hits in the top of the fourth inning to break the game open and upset the Carlisle Wildcats, 7-3. Wildcats’ starting pitcher Ryan Lechtenberg hurled a complete game and was virtually in control the whole game for the Sabers. It was the third of four Class 3A state quarterfinal games at Principal Park on Tuesday. Five consecutive men reached base for the Sabers, all of whom came across to score in the inning. Read More

TWO SEVEN-RUN INNINGS POWER COLUMBUS PAST ST. EDMOND, 16-6.

Waterloo Columbus sent 11 men to the plate on two occasions in a pair of seven-run innings to surge past Fort Dodge St. Edmond, 16-6, in six innings in a Class 2A first-round game Monday afternoon at Principal Park. The Sailors were in a 5-0 hole after two innings, but rallied to put up a seven-spot in the third inning and never looked back. Read More

SHULISTA TOSSES GEM, LEADS SOLON PAST I-35, 4-0.

Solon starting pitcher Brandon Shulista hurled a complete-game shutout en route to a 4-0 win over Interstate 35 in a Class 2A first-round game Monday afternoon at Principal Park. Shulista gave up only two hits, no walks, hit a batter and struck out nine batters. Read More

ST. MARY’S HOLDS OFF SE WARREN, 7-5.

Remsen St. Mary’s held off a pair of rallies by Southeast Warren and won 7-5 Saturday afternoon in the completion of the first Class 1A quarterfinal at Principal Park. The game was completed after being suspended Friday night due to weather. Read More

PRESTON UPSETS #3 DON BOSCO, 5-2.

Preston sent nine batters to the plate in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open the game and defeat third-ranked Don Bosco 5-2 in a Class 1A first-round state tournament game Saturday night at Principal Park. The Trojans scored three runs in the inning and were aided by four walks and a run-scoring balk. Read More

MARTENSDALE-ST. MARYS RIDES 12-RUN FIRST TO VICTORY, 16-0.

Top-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys rode a 12-run first inning to defeat the Ar-We-Va Rockets, 16-0 in five innings Saturday night to close out the Class 1A first round at Principal Park. The Blue Devils sent 16 men to the plate in the first inning and went on to push their season record to a perfect 41-0. Read More

WELCOME TO THE NEW IOWA-BASEBALL.COM.

Welcome to the “new” official site of the Iowa high school state baseball tournament. As the Iowa Cubs and Principal Park prepare to host the state tournament for the fourth summer, we decided to give the site a facelift and add some new features. Most of those new features – like video highlights and live play-by-play scoring – will be noticed most during the week of the state tournament. During the regular season, we post the weekly state rankings here. And we’ll have the scores from every district and substate game leading to the state tournament. We hope you like the new look. And a special thanks to our good friends at Spindustry Systems for the redesign. We’ve been partners with Spindustry for nine seasons now, and they’re the best in the business.

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WE'RE READY FOR BASEBALL.

The Iowa Cubs and Principal Park are excited to be the hosts for the state tournament through – at least – the 2013 season. But we’re a bit more excited this season. It was a cold and wet April and May at Principal Park. And like many teams across the state, we experienced some flooding. The Iowa Cubs even played a game before zero fans. We look forward to hosting fans from all across Iowa at the state tournament. We hope your favorite team makes it here.

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