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The state tournament is scheduled for Principal Park through the 2020 season. Future tentative dates are:
2014 — July 25-26, 28-August 2
2015 — July 24-25, 27-August 1

High school teams have the opportunity to play regular-season games at Principal Park. Read more for a list of dates and games for 2014. Read more for the schedue.

The state tournament coin flip is history. The Iowa High School Athletic Association has eliminated the coin flip to determine home and visitor status at all postseason tournament levels in baseball. Starting in 2014, the higher-seeded team will have the choice of being home or visitor.

The 2013 high school state baseball tournament set an all-time attendance record, and with good reason. Great weather and great baseball combined for a great week. Read more for a brief look back at the tournament.

Top-ranked Newman Catholic defeated unranked Van Buren 6-2 for the Class 1A state title on Saturday. Newman improved on its runner-up finish from last year. Read more for pre-tournament news, notes and stats.

CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT
At Principal Park, Des Moines
FRIDAY, JULY 26
Quarterfinals
Newman Catholic 11, Woodbury Central 6
Twin Cedars 4, Martensdale-St. Marys 1 (nine innings)
SATURDAY, JULY 27
Quarterfinals
Van Meter 6, Remsen St. Mary’s 4
Van Buren 6, Don Bosco 5 (eight innings)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
Semifinals
Newman Catholic 3, Twin Cedars 0
Van Buren 14, Van Meter 4 (six innings)
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Championship
Newman Catholic 6, Van Buren 2
TOP SEEDS: 1. Newman; 2. Van Meter; 3. Van Buren; 4. Twin Cedars
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Newman; #2 Twin Cedars; #3 Van Meter; #4 Don Bosco; #8 MSTM

1A state tournament brackets

Class 1A stat leaders
Overall stat leaders
Game stories, box scores and play-by-play reports

Top-ranked Beckman Catholic scored two runs on consecutive bases-loaded walks in the bottom of the seventh inning and defeated second-ranked North Polk 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Principal Park to claim the Class 2A state championship. It was a rematch of last year’s title game, won 3-1 by Beckman. Read more for pre-tournament news, notes and stats.

CLASS 2A STATE TOURNAMENT
At Principal Park, Des Moines
MONDAY, JULY 29
Quarterfinals
Roland-Story 2, Mount Vernon 1
Beckman Catholic 3, Columbus Catholic 2
Kuemper Catholic 5, Spirit Lake 1
North Polk 2, Albia 1 (13 innings)
THURSDAY, AUGUST 1
Semifinals
Beckman Catholic 13, Roland-Story 2 (five innings)
North Polk 6, Kuemper Catholic 2
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Championship
Beckman Catholic 2, North Polk 1
TOP SEEDS: 1. Beckman; 2. North Polk; 3. Kuemper; 4. Mount Vernon
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Beckman; #2 North Polk; #4 Kuemper; #6 Roland-Story

2A state tournament brackets

Class 2A stat leaders
Overall stat leaders
Game stories, box scores and play-by-play reports

The third time was the charm for Clear Lake, which defeated Davenport Assumption 6-2 Saturday night at Principal Park for the Class 3A state championship. It was the Lions’ third state tournament appearance. And the win stretched the Lions’ season-ending winning streak to 17 games. Read more for pre-tournament news, notes and stats.

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
At Principal Park, Des Moines
TUESDAY, JULY 30
Quarterfinals
Davenport Assumption 5, Boone 3
Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic 1, Williamsburg 0
Clear Lake 5, Chariton 4
Harlan 4, Dallas Center-Grimes 0
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
Semifinals
Davenport Assumption 7, Sioux City Bishop Heelan Catholic 6 (nine innings)
Clear Lake 7, Harlan 2
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Championship
Clear Lake 6, Davenport Assumption 2
TOP SEEDS: 1. Heelan; 2. Harlan; 3. Chariton; 4. Boone
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Heelan; #2 Clear Lake; #3 Harlan; #7 Chariton

3A state tournament brackets

Class 3A stat leaders
Overall stat leaders
Game stories, box scores and play-by-play reports

Johnston beat East in the Class 4A semifinals. And beat East in the finals to win the state championship. The Dragons beat Des Moines East in the semifinals, and beat Sioux City East in the finals. Read more for pre-tournament news, notes and stats.

CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT
At Principal Park, Des Moines
WEDNESDAY, JULY 31
Quarterfinals
Johnston 2, Linn-Mar 0
Des Moines East 7, Davenport North 6 (nine innings)
Sioux City East 1, Cedar Rapids Xavier 0
Clinton 10, Ankeny 8
FRIDAY, AUGUST 2
Semifinals
Johnston 5, Des Moines East 3
Sioux City East 6, Clinton 1
SATURDAY, AUGUST 3
Championship
Johnston 9, Sioux City East 3
TOP SEEDS: 1. DM East; 2. Ankeny; 3. Sioux City East; 4. Johnston
RANKED TEAMS: #1 Ankeny; #3 DM East; #7 Johnston; #10 Xavier

4A state tournament brackets

Class 4A stat leaders
Overall stat leaders
Game stories, box scores and play-by-play reports

You can capture all the fun and excitement of state tournament week in great photos. Just click here for action and award photos from the 2013 state baseball tournament. Pep Rally Photo is the official photographer of the Iowa High School Athletic Association.

For the eighth 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. Read more for a look at the baseballs used by the Iowa High School Athletic Association during the tournament.

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 now work for the Iowa Cubs.

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2013 CHAMPS
The four 2013 state championship teams — Newman, Beckman, Clear Lake and Johnston. IHSAA photos

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