NORWALK 4, CLEAR CREEK AMANA 3
Norwalk pitchers Tucker Christensen and Evan Borst allowed just four hits. Christensen struck out three in his five innings and Borst added four strikeouts in his 1.1 innings.
CCA made its first-ever trip to state.
MARION 3, SERGEANT BLUFF-LUTON 1
The eighth-seeded Indians pounded out eight hits and knocked off the top-seeded Warriors.
DALLAS CENTER-GRIMES 1, BENTON 0
DCG pitcher Logan Smith fired a complete-game one-hitter. He struck out nine batters to remain a perfect 8-0 on the season.
Benton arm Cade Timmerman limited Dallas Center-Grimes to just three hits.
GILBERT 4, ADM 0
In the clash of the Tigers, Gilbert pitcher Easton Johnson did a bit of everything, shutting out ADM from the mound and posting the best hitting line for his team. Johnson struck out nine batters to move to 5-0 on the year, and he also led Gilbert’s offensive charge with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate.
GILBERT 14, DALLAS CENTER-GRIMES 7
The Tigers boomed for nine runs in the fifth, five more runs than they scored in their entire quarterfinal game against ADM.
Gilbert’s fifth-inning success came right after Dallas Center-Grimes took a 4-1 lead with three runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.
NORWALK 10, MARION 0
Norwalk took down Marion in six innings behind pitcher Evan Borst, who gave up only three hits and struck out seven.
NORWALK 8, GILBERT 6
Gilbert made things interesting in the final inning when the Tigers scored five runs, but Norwalk hung on for its first championship since 2009.
The Warriors jumped out to a 4-1 lead after a four-hit first inning.
Norwalk’s top hitter was Evan Borst, who went 3-for-4. Cael Eck and Tanner Foltz each recorded two hits as well.
Gilbert’s Easton Johnson followed a similar suit to Borst, going 3-for-4.
CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
Norwalk 4, Clear Creek Amana 3
Marion 3, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1
Dallas Center-Grimes 1, Benton 0
Gilbert 4, ADM 0
Gilbert 14, Dallas Center-Grimes 7
Norwalk 10, Marion 0 (six innings)
Norwalk 8, Gilbert 6
TOP SEEDS: 1. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 2. Dallas Center-Grimes; 3. Gilbert; 4. Norwalk.
RANKED TEAMS: 2. Sergeant Bluff-Luton; 4. Dallas Center-Grimes; 6. Gilbert.
Class 3A state tournament brackets
Class 3A stat leaders