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Which team will win the Class 1A state championship?

Newman
Twin Cedars
Gehlen
Don Bosco
MSTM
Lone Tree
Underwood
BGM

Which team will win the Class 2A state championship?

North Polk
Beckman
Van Meter
South Winn
Roland-Story
Regina
Hinton
MVAO

Which team will win the Class 3A state championship?

Waverly-Shell Rock
Sgt.Bluff-Luton
Fairfield
Harlan
Assumption
Dallas Center-Grimes
Algona
Solon

Which team will win the Class 4A state championship?

Waukee
Hempstead
Kennedy
Iowa City West
Dowling
Southeast Polk
Valley
Johnston

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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

Five teams from the 2013 Class 1A state tournament are back at Principal Park this year — but one (Van Meter) is in the 2A field. Defending state champion Mason City Newman Catholic leads the returnees. Read more for a look at the Class 1A field.

CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT
Friday
Quarterfinals
11 a.m. — Newman Catholic (34-3) vs. BGM (25-2)
1 p.m. — Don Bosco (30-3) vs. Martensdale-St. Marys (34-7)
Saturday
Quarterfinals
11 a.m. — Twin Cedars (33-0) vs. Underwood (23-7)
1 p.m. — Gehlen Catholic (29-3) vs. Lone Tree (21-6)
Thursday, July 31
Semifinals
Noon — Friday’s winners
2 p.m. — Saturday’s winners
Saturday, August 2
Championship
Noon — Semifinal winners

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

Two-time defending champion and second-ranked Beckman Catholic — the winner of four other titles (1968, 1986, 2000, and 2012) and six second-place finishes — leads the 2014 Class 2A state tournament field. Read more for a look at the 2A field.

CLASS 1A STATE TOURNAMENT
Monday
Quarterfinals
Noon — North Polk (29-5) vs. Maple Valley-Anthon-Oto (19-10)
2 p.m. — South Winneshiek (34-1) vs. Roland-Story (26-12)
6 p.m. — Beckman Catholic (27-13) vs. Hinton (23-8)
8 p.m. — Van Meter (31-2) vs. Iowa City Regina (26-16)
Thursday, July 31
Semifinals
6 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
8 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
Saturday, August 2
Championship
2 p.m. — Semifinal winners

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

Top-ranked Waverly-Shell Rock earned the top seed for the Class 3A state tournament. The Go-Hawks are one of just four ranked teams who survived tournament play and make it to Principal Park.

CLASS 3A STATE TOURNAMENT
Tuesday
Quarterfinals
Noon — Waverly-Shell Rock (35-2) vs. Solon (23-15)
2 p.m. — Harlan (25-8) vs. Assumption (23-15)
6 p.m. — Sergeant Bluff-Luton (24-11) vs. Algona (27-7)
8 p.m. — Fairfield (30-7) vs. Dallas Center-Grimes (22-14)
Friday
Semifinals
Noon. — Quarterfinal winners
2 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
Saturday
Championship
6 p.m. — Semifinal winners

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 pairings

Waukee earned the top seed in the Class 4A state tournament. The Warriors lead a field that includes four other ranked teams and defending state champion Johnston.

CLASS 4A STATE TOURNAMENT
Wednesday
Quarterfinals
Noon — Waukee (35-4) vs. Johnston (22-16)
2 p.m. — Iowa City West (32-9) vs. Dowling Catholic (29-10)
6 p.m. — Dubuque Hempstead (36-5) vs. West Des Moines Valley (24-16)
8 p.m. — Cedar Rapids Kennedy (31-6) vs. Southeast Polk (29-13)
Friday
Semifinals
6 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
8 p.m. — Quarterfinal winners
Saturday
Championship
8 p.m. — Semifinal winners

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

This year’s state baseball tournament is the 87th diamond event sponsored by the Iowa High School Athletic Association. The sport was initiated in 1928 in the spring and ran through 1972. The IHSAA also sponsored a fall state championship from 1939 through 1985, primarily for those schools that did not have football.

In 1946, the Athletic Association started a state summer championship at the request of a large majority of school administrators who felt the weather was more for playing and that it eliminated conflicts of those students competing in tennis, golf and track and field. The move has proven to be popular. Today, Iowa — the 30th most-populated state — has nearly 11,000 students playing baseball, ranking it 17th nationally with the top 16 all being more populated states.

Read more for a look at some of the outstanding performances during the summer state tournament.

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.

For the ninth straight year, fans can 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.

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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At The Yard

SIGNS OF SUCCESS
Class 1A team names for the scoreboard at Principal Park. State tournament action begins Friday morning.

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