GOING TO THE GAME
The state tournament is scheduled for Principal Park through the 2020 season. Future tentative dates are:
2013 — July 26-27, 29-August 3
2014 — July 25-26, 28-August 2
2015 — July 24-25, 27-August 1
Gabe Dunn was 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Newman Catholic to a 7-3 victory over Lisbon in the final 1A semifinal of the 2012 Iowa High School State Baseball Tournament at Principal Park on Thursday night.
Marshall Morgan would drive in the game’s first run on a groundout that scored Ben Knake to put Lisbon up 1-0 in the first. Knights’ centerfielder Jake Adams prevented the Lions from getting another run when he gunned down Jordan Bahl trying to score on a single for the final out of the inning.
Newman Catholic answered back in the home half of the first. Adams led off with a single and would eventually come around to score on Alex Weber’s sacrifice fly to right to even the score.
The Knights scored another run in the second. John Waters knocked a single scoring Gabe Dunn, who doubled off the wall in left to begin the inning.
Newman Catholic added two more in the fourth on a Casey Hall sacrifice fly scoring Adams and an error allowing Weber to score.
Three consecutive hits in the fifth inning drew Lisbon to within one run. Keegan Tritle belted a RBI-double a foot shy of a home run to left field scoring Brock Givens for the Lions’ second run. Tritle would come in to score on a single up the middle off the bat of Ryan Kortemeyer.
Dunn launched a three-run double into the gap in right-center to boost the Knights to a 7-3 lead in the fifth.
Hall (8-0) allowed three runs and struck out in a complete game to earn the win. Morgan (16-2) pitched six innings, allowing all seven runs (five earned), struck out seven and suffered the loss.
Newman Catholic will face two-time defending champion MSTM in the 1A state championship on Saturday at Principal Park, first pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m.
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