Iowa High School State Baseball TournementIowa High School State Baseball Tournement

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360 miles
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The state tournament is scheduled for Principal Park through the 2020 season. Future tentative dates are:
2015 — July 24-25, 27-August 1

Waukee (4A), Pella (3A) and Cascade (2A) are the new leaders in the latest rankings by Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. Newman Catholic held on to the top spot in Class 1A. The complete rankings are at the lower right on this page. Or click "more" for a look at all four classes at once.

High school teams have the opportunity to play regular-season games at Principal Park. Read more for a list of games and results for 2015.

The 2014 state baseball tournament was one of thrills and spills. Thrills? There were nine one-run games and one extra-innings game. There were four walk-off wins, including a six-run rally in the bottom of the seventh. There was a no-hitter. And a home run — the first in two years. Spills? For only the second time since the tournament moved to Principal Park in 2005, an eight seed beat a one seed. There was a rematch — or three-match, if you will — in the Class 2A title game, where the two-time defending champs went down. The two other defending champs who qualified didn’t repeat either. Read more for the final wrap-up.

Newman Catholic and Twin Cedars met in the semifinals last year, with Newman winning en route to the 1A state title. This year, they met for the championship. Twin Cedars won 8-2 and claimed the 2014 state championship. Read more for a look at the Class 1A field.

Newman Catholic 7, BGM 1
Don Bosco 2, Martensdale-St. Marys 1
Twin Cedars 7, Underwood 0
Gehlen Catholic 3, Lone Tree 0
Thursday, July 31
Newman Catholic 5, Don Bosco 4
Twin Cedars 11, Gehlen Catholic 0 (five innings)
Saturday, August 2
Twin Cedars 8, Newman Catholic 2

TOP SEEDS: 1. Newman; 2. Twin Cedars; 3. Gehlen; 4. Don Bosco.
RANKED TEAMS: 1. Twin Cedars; 2. Newman; 5. Gehlen; 6. Don Bosco; 7. BGM; 8. MSTM.

Class 1A state tournament brackets

Final Class 1A stat leaders
Final overall stat leaders
Stories, box scores and play-by-play reports for all games

Round 3: Beckman Catholic vs. North Polk. The two teams met for the Class 2A state championship for the third straight year. Beckman won both previous title meetings — 3-1 in 2012 and 2-1 in 2013 — but North Polk turned the tables and claimed the 2014 title. Read more for a look at the 2A field.

North Polk 7, Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto 1
Roland-Story 4, South Winneshiek 1
Beckman Catholic 6, Hinton 3
Van Meter 2, Iowa City Regina 1
Thursday, July 31
North Polk 6, Roland-Story 2
Beckman Catholic 8, Van Meter 5
Saturday, August 2
North Polk 2, Beckman Catholic 0

TOP SEEDS: 1. North Polk; 2. Beckman; 3. Van Meter; 4. South Winn
RANKED TEAMS: 1. North Polk; 2. Van Meter; 3. Beckman; 5. Roland-Story; 8. South Winn

Class 2A state tournament brackets

Final Class 2A stat leaders
Final overall stat leaders
Stories, box scores and play-by-play reports for all games

Very few predicted this match-up in the Class 3A title game: Fifth-seeded Davenport Assumption vs. sixth-seeded Dallas Center-Grimes. And Assumption won 1-0 on a walk-off single with one out in the bottom of the seventh. Read more for a look at the 3A tournament field.

Waverly-Shell Rock 3, Solon 1
Assumption 8, Harlan 7
Sergeant Bluff-Luton 2, Algona 1
Dallas Center-Grimes 3, Fairfield 0 (nine innings)
Assumption 8, Waverly-Shell Rock 5
Dallas Center-Grimes 2, Sergeant Bluff-Luton 1
Assumption 1, Dallas Center-Grimes 0

TOP SEEDS: 1. W-SR; 2. SB-L; 3. Fairfield; 4. Harlan
RANKED TEAMS: 1. W-SR; 5. Fairfield; 6. Harlan; 9. Algona

Class 3A state tournament brackets

Final Class 3A stat leaders
Final overall stat leaders
Stories, box scores and play-by-play reports for all games

Southeast Polk has made the state tournament just three times, but the Rams are the 2014 state champions. Sixth-seeded Southeast Polk defeated fourth-seeded Iowa City West for the title. Read more for a look at the 4A field.

Johnston 8, Waukee 3
Iowa City West 4, Dowling Catholic 2
Dubuque Hempstead 4, West Des Moines Valley 2
Southeast Polk 1, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0
Iowa City West 7, Johnston 6
Southeast Polk 5, Dubuque Hempstead 2
Southeast Polk 2, Iowa City West 0

TOP SEEDS: 1. Waukee; 2. Hempstead; 3. Kennedy; 4. IC West
RANKED TEAMS: 1. Hempstead; 2. Waukee; 3, Kennedy; 6. Dowling; 8. SE Polk.

Class 4A state tournament brackets

Final Class 4A stat leaders
Final overall stat leaders
Stories, box scores and play-by-play reports for all games

For the ninth straight year, fans could keep foul balls hit into the stands during state tournament games. Iowa Network Services 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 went home with fans.

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At The Yard

The Solon Spartans hold the trophy high after winning the 2010 Class 2A state championship. Photo by Charlie Phillips

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