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Which team will win the 1A state title?

Newman
MSTM
Akron-Westfield
North Linn
Remsen St.Marys
Lisbon
Hudson
CAM

Which team will win the 2A state title?

Beckman
Van Meter
ELC
Regina
Treynor
Centerville
Kuemper
Denver

Which team will win the 3A state title?

Assumption
Harlan
Heelan
Wahlert
Marion
Saydel
Oskaloosa
Bondurant-Farrar

Which team will win the 4A state title?

Johnston
Dowling
IC West
Prairie
Waukee
CR Wash
Mason City
Linn-Mar

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

The Akron-Westfield Westerners started their first-ever state tournament appearance in thrilling fashion. Despite committing seven errors in the game, the Westerners came back from two separate deficits to defeat the Lisbon Lions 5-4 in 11 innings in the Class 1A state quarterfinals on Saturday afternoon at Principal Park.

The Martensdale-St. Marys Blue Devils were aided by a big four-run sixth inning to beat the Hudson Pirates 7-4 in the Class 1A state quarterfinals on Saturday at Principal Park.

The Newman Catholic Knights defeated the CAM Cougars 10-2 in a Class 1A first-round game Friday at Principal Park. Top-seeded Newman trailed 2-0 early, before coming back with a nine-run bottom of the fifth inning to advance to Thursday's semifinals.

The Remsen St. Mary's Hawks started their state title defense with an upset victory. The No. 5-seeded Hawks, last year's Class 1A state champions, knocked off the North Linn Lynx 5-1 in the Class 1A state quarterfinals on a hot and humid Friday afternoon at Principal Park.

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
11 a.m. —Newman Catholic (33-3) vs. Remsen St. Mary’s (28-7)
1:30 p.m. — Martensdale-St.Marys (40-4) vs. Akron-Westfield (32-2)
Saturday's championship
11 a.m. — TBD
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

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

11 a.m. — Iowa City Regina (27-7) vs. Treynor (32-4)
1:30 p.m. — Beckman Catholic (29-11) vs. Denver (18-14)
5 p.m. — Estherville Lincoln Central (23-6) vs. Centerville (23-10)
7:30 p.m. — Van Meter (30-4) vs. Kuemper Catholic (20-12)
Thursday's semifinals
5 p.m. — TBD
7:30 p.m. — TBD
Saturday's championship
1:30 p.m. — TBD
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

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

11 a.m. — Assumption (38-5) vs. Bondurant-Farrar (21-15)
1:30 p.m. — Wahlert Catholic (26-15) vs. Marion (31-10)
5 p.m. — Bishop Heelan Catholic (31-12) vs. Saydel (29-7)
7:30 p.m. — Harlan (34-2) vs. Oskaloosa (28-13)
Friday's semifinals
11 a.m. — TBD
1:30 p.m. — TBD
Saturday's championship
5 p.m. — TBD
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

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

11 a.m. — Cedar Rapids Prairie (29-12) vs. Waukee (28-13)
1:30 p.m. — Johnston (38-3) vs. Linn-Mar (21-18)
5 p.m. — Iowa City West (31-8) vs. Cedar Rapids Washington (24-15)
7:30 p.m. — Dowling Catholic (34-8) vs. Mason City (26-17)
Friday's semifinals
5 p.m. — TBD
7:30 p.m. — TBD
Saturday's championship
7:30 p.m. — TBD
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

Video coverage of all 28 games of the 2016 Iowa high school state baseball tournament is available live on the internet. The web telecasts are complete with play-by-play-audio, full video coverage and instant replays of all the action. Click here for the webcasts. And iowa-baseball.com will provide complete news, stats, photo and video coverage of the tournament — and live play-by-play scoring — all week long as well.

This year’s state baseball tournament is the 72nd straight summer tournament and 90th diamond event sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. Bud Legg of the Iowa High School Athletic Association put together some "diamond gems" from past state tournaments.

The Iowa high school state baseball tournament has been held at Principal Park the past 12 years. This might have been the best. Great games. Great team efforts. Great individual performances. Read more for news and notes about the 2016 state tournament.

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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At The Yard

WESTERNERS MOVE ON
Dylan Irizarry and Akron-Westfielder defeated Lisbon in walk-off fashion Saturday afternoon in the Class 1A state tournament at Principal Park. Dylan Heuer photo
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Yesterday's Games Jul 22, 17

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Hudson 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 4 8 3
MSTM 0 0 1 1 1 4 x 7 13 1

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Lisbon 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 7 0
Akron-West 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 5 10 7

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