Iowa High School State Baseball TournementIowa High School State Baseball Tournement

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  • Jim Nahas

The Iowa high school state baseball tournament will be held at Principal Park through the 2020 season. Tentative dates:
2018 — July 20-28
2019 — July 26-August 3
2020 — July 24-August 1

Traditional powers stole the spotlight at the 2017 Iowa high school state baseball tournament. The four new state champs have a combined total of 69 appearances and 26 titles.

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.

Class 1A state tournament brackets

Final Class 1A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

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

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.

Class 2A state tournament brackets

Final Class 2A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

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

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.

Class 3A state tournament brackets

Final Class 3A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

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

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.

Class 4A state tournament brackets

Final Class 4A stat leaders

Final tournament stat leaders

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

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.

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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2017 STATE CHAMPS
Newman Catholic, Beckman Catholic, Assumption and Johnston won 2017 state championships.
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