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NEWMAN RUN-RULES TRI-CENTER IN OPENER

Top-ranked and top-seeded Newman Catholic used three runs in the first, five in the second and two in the fifth to defeat Tri-Center 10-0 Friday in the opening game of 1A play in the Iowa high school state baseball tournament at Principal Park.

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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

Newman Catholic 10, Tri-Center 0 (five innings)
Martensdale-St.Marys 3, Council Bluffs St.Albert 2
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
Newman Catholic (38-1) vs Martensdale-St.Marys (36-6)
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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CLASS 2A NEWS AND NOTES

Five rated teams by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association survived the district and substate tournaments to advance to the 2018 state tournament in Class 2A. Qualifying are third-ranked Iowa City Regina, fifth-ranked Wilton, seventh-ranked Estherville-Lincoln Central, ninth-ranked Van Meter and 10th-ranked Alt-Aurelia. Read more for news and notes about the 2A qualifiers.

CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT
MONDAY’S QUARTERFINALS

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)
THURSDAY’S SEMIFINALS
5 — Quarterfinal winners meet
7:30 — Quarterfinal winners meet
SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP
1:30 — Semifinal winners meet

RANKED TEAMS: #3 Regina; #5 Wilton; #7 ELC; #9 Van Meter; #10 Alta-Aurelia.
TOP SEEDS: #1 Regina; #2 Wilton; #3 ELC; #4 Van Meter.

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CLASS 3A

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
TUESDAY’S QUARTERFINALS

11 — #1 Assumption vs #8 Bondurant-Farrar
1:30 — #4 Bishop Heelan Catholic vs #5 Solon
5 — #3 Carlisle vs #6 Waverly Shell Rock
7:30 — #2 Harlan vs #7 Boone
FRIDAY’S SEMIFINALS
11 — Quarterfinal winners meet
1:30 — Quarterfinal winners meet
SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP
5 — Semifinal winners meet

RANKED TEAMS: #1 Harlan; #3 Assumption; #4 Carlisle; #5 Solon; #6 Heelan; #7 Waverly-Shell Rock
TOP SEEDS: #1 Assumption; #2 Harlan; #3 Carlisle; #4 Heelan

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CLASS 4A

CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT
WEDNESDAY’S QUARTERFINALS

11 — Valley (27-15) vs Waukee (29-11)
1:30 — Johnston (34-5) vs CR Washington (25-17)
5 — North Scott (28-10) vs Western Dubuque (33-9)
7:30 — Urbandale (33-6) vs Marshalltown (20-18)
FRIDAY’S SEMIFINALS
5 — Quarterfinal winners meet
7:30 — Quarterfinal winners meet
SATURDAY’S CHAMPIONSHIP
7:30 — Semifinal winners meet 

RANKED TEAMS: #1 Johnston; #2 Urbandale; #8 Waukee; #10 Valley.
TOP SEEDS: #1 Johnston; #2 Urbandale; #3 North Scott; #4 Valley.

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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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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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1A THRILLER

Martensdale-St. Marys defeated Council Bluffs St. Albert 3-2 in walk-off fashion in the second Class 1A first-round game Friday at Principal Park.

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Photo by Dylan Heuer

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