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CLASS 1A NEWS AND NOTES

Seven of the top 10 teams, including the top four in the final Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association rankings, survived the district and substate to advance to the 2018 state tournament in Class 1A. The seven are top-rated Newman Catholic, second-ranked Lisbon, third-ranked North Linn and fourth-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s. Sixth-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys, seventh-ranked Council Bluffs St. Albert and ninth-ranked Tri-Center complete the ranked teams. Read more for news and notes about the 1A qualifiers.

CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT
FRIDAY’S QUARTERFINALS

11 — Newman Catholic (37-1) vs Tri-Center (21-2)
1:30 — Martensdale-St.Marys (36-6) vs Council Bluffs St.Albert (31-9)
SATURDAY’S QUARTERFINALS
11 — Lisbon (34-0) vs Don Bosco (25-8)
1:30 — North Linn (40-3) vs Remsen St.Mary’s (27-3)
THURSDAY’S SEMIFINALS
11 — Quarterfinal winners meet
1:30 — Quarterfinal winners meet
SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP
11 — Semifinal winners meet

RANKED TEAMS: #1 Newman; #2 Lisbon; #3 North Linn; #4 Remsen St.Mary’s; #6 MSTM; #7. St.Albert; #9 Tri-Center. 
TOP SEEDS: #1 Newman; #2 Lisbon; #3 North Linn; #4 MSTM.

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PAST STATE TOURNAMENT DIAMOND GEMS

This year’s state baseball tournament is the 73rd straight summer tournament and 91st state diamond event sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Read more for a look at some great team and individual performances at the state tournament

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ON THE TOURNAMENT TRAIL

A quick look at district and substate tournament pairings and scores as teams work their way to the Iowa high school state baseball tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines. 

CLASS 1A

CLASS 2A

CLASS 3A

CLASS 4A

1A STATE SEEDS AND PAIRINGS
FRIDAY
11 — #1 Newman Catholic (37-1) vs #8 Tri-Center (21-2)
1:30 — #4 Martensdale-St.Marys (36-6) vs #5 CB St.Albert (31-9)
SATURDAY
11 — #2 Lisbon (34-0) vs #7 Don Bosco (25-8)
1:30 — #3 North Linn (40-3) vs #6 Remsen St.Mary’s (27-3)

2A STATE SEEDS AND PAIRINGS
MONDAY

11 — #1 Iowa City Regina (27-7) vs #8 Treynor (19-13)
1:30 — #4 Van Meter (29-8) vs #5 Alta-Aurelia (20-4) 
5 — #3 Estherville Lincoln Central (25-3) vs #6 Centerville (24-7)
7:30 — #2 Wilton (25-5) vs  #7 Denver (18-13)

CLASS 3A STATE QUALIFIERS
#1 Harlan (31-3)
#6 Bishop Heelan Catholic (31-10)

CLASS 4A STATE QUALIFIERS
#8 Waukee (29-11)
North Scott (28-10)

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AT PRINCIPAL PARK: THE BEST OF THE BEST AT STATE

There’s been nothing unlucky about the first 13 years of the Iowa high school state baseball tournament at Principal Park — just a lot of great baseball. Read more for a look at facts, stats and notes from 2005 to 2017, compiled by Bud Legg of the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

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2018 STATE TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

The 2018 Iowa high school state baseball tournament is set for July 20-28. It will be the 14th straight year the tournament will be held at Principal Park in Des Moines. Read more for a look at the 28-game schedule.

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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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At The Yard

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CAPITOL VIEW

Principal Park in downtown Des Moines provides a great setting for the state tournament with the state capitol providing a scenic view.

Photo by Dylan Heuer

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