Iowa High School State Baseball TournementIowa High School State Baseball Tournement

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The Iowa high school state baseball tournament will be held at Principal Park through the 2020 season. Tentative dates:
2016 — July 22-30
2017 — July 21-29
2018 — July 20-28
2019 — July 26-August 3
2020 — July 24-August 1

The Iowa high school state baseball tournament is set for July 22-30 at Principal Park in Des Moines. This is the 12th straight year the tournament has been held in the capitol city. (The summer state tournament was also held in Des Moines in 1948, 1949 and 1956.) Read more for the complete 2016 state tournament schedule.

Johnston (4A), Assumption (3A) and Newman Catholic (1A) continue to top the rankings by Radio Iowa and the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Wilton is the new leader in Class 2A. Read more for a look at the complete rankings in all four classes.

High school teams have the opportunity to play regular-season games at Principal Park. Read more for the list of games scheduled for 2016.

In its August meeting, the Iowa High School Athletic Association Board of Control approved an agreement with the management of the Iowa Cubs to play the state baseball tournament at Principal Park through 2020. The 2016 state tournament is set for July 22-30.

When it rains, it pours. It rained much of two days during the 2015 state tournament. And then Newman Catholic, Clear Lake and Waverly-Shell Rock poured it on to win state championships. And Southeast Polk soaked up a second straight state title as well. Read more for a look at tournament notes.

Newman Catholic won its fifth state title, defeating Pleasantville 10-0 in five innings Saturday in the Class 1A championship game at Principal Park. Read more for more news, notes and stats.

Friday’s quarterfinals

Newman Catholic 14, Gladbrook-Reinbeck 4
Martensdale-St. Marys 8, Coon Rapids-Bayard 1
Saturday’s quarterfinals
Pleasantville 5, West Sioux 4 (nine innings)
North Linn 6, Van Buren 3 (eight innings)
Thursday's semifinals
Newman Catholic 11, Martensdale-St. Marys 1 (six innings)
Pleasantville 6, North Linn 3
Saturday's championship
Newman Catholic 10, Pleasantville 0 (five innings)
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Newman; #2 Van Buren; #4 Pleasantville; #5 MSTM; #6 Coon Rapids-Bayard; #9 West Sioux.
TOP SEEDS: 1. Newman; 2. Van Buren; 3. Pleasantville; 4. MSTM.

Class 1A state tournament brackets

Final Class 1A stat leaders

Final overall stat leaders

Clear Lake — which needed two walk-off grand slams to get to state — slammed their final two opponents at Principal Park. The Lions won the 2A title with an 11-1 win over Columbus Catholic in the championship game. Read more for news, notes and stats.

Monday’s quarterfinals

Cascade 6, Mediapolis 2
Columbus Catholic 3, Hinton 0
Clear Lake 5, Treynor 0
Davis County vs. Roland-Story, ppd.
Tuesday’s quarterfinals
Davis County 6, Roland-Story 0
Thursday's semifinals
Columbus Catholic 5, Cascade 3
Clear Lake 20, Davis County 1 (four innings)
Saturday's championship
Clear Lake 11, Columbus Catholic 1 (five innings)
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Cascade; #3 Columbus; #5 Clear Lake; #8 Hinton.
TOP SEEDS: 1. Cascade; 2. Davis County; 3. Clear Lake; 4. Columbus.

Class 2A state tournament brackets

Final Class 2A stat leaders

Final overall stat leaders

Waverly-Shell Rock rocked Harlan 11-1 to win the Class 3A state title. Read more for more news, notes and stats.

Tuesday's quarterfinals

Waverly-Shell Rock 6, Vinton-Shellsburg 0
Boone vs. Sergeant Bluff-Luton, ppd.
Harlan vs. Dubuque Wahlert, ppd.
Pella vs. Dallas Center-Grimes, ppd.
Wednesday's quarterfinals
At Southeast Polk
Pella 2, Dallas Center-Grimes 1
Harlan 4, Wahlert Catholic 0
At Principal Park
Boone 9, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1
Friday's semifinals
Waverly-Shell Rock 12, Boone 2 (five innings)
Harlan 6, Pella 5
Saturday's championship
Waverly-Shell Rock 11, Harlan 1 (five innings)
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Pella; #2 Waverly-Shell Rock; #7 Harlan.
TOP SEEDS: 1. Waverly-Shell Rock; 2. Pella; 3. Harlan; 4. Boone.

Class 3A state tournament brackets

Final Class 3A stat leaders

Final overall stat leaders

It's the Central Iowa Metro League vs. Mississippi Valley Conference in the 4A title game. Southeast Polk vs. Iowa City West. A rematch of the 2014 title game, won by Southeast Polk. And the Rams won again. Back-to-back titles. Read more for news, notes and stats.

Wednesday's quarterfinals

Waukee 6, North Scott 5
Southeast Polk 12, Sioux City East 0
Cedar Rapids Kennedy 3, Davenport North 2
Iowa City West 11, Des Moines East 3
Friday's semifinals
Southeast Polk 14, Waukee 10
Iowa City West 5, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 2
Saturday's championship
Southeast Polk 6, Iowa City West 2
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Waukee; #6 Kennedy; #8 Iowa City West; #10 Sioux City East.
TOP SEEDS: 1. Waukee; 2. Kennedy; 3. Iowa City West; 4. Sioux City East.

Class 4A state tournament brackets

Final Class 4A stat leaders

Final overall stat leaders

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. After the tournament, visit one of Iowa’s private colleges during Iowa Private College Week August 1-5.

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