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The Iowa high school state baseball tournament quarterfinals wrapped up Wednesday — well, 12:34 a.m. Thursday, to be exact — with four Class 4A games at Principal Park in Des Moines.
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CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS
No. 6 West Des Moines Dowling 7, No. 3 Southeast Polk 0
Carter Baumler allowed just four hits across six shutout innings to power the Maroons past the Rams. He struck out six and walked two.
Dowling got on the board in the first, then added three in the third via RBI singles from Hunter Simpson, Collin Cook and and Adam Brauch. Baumler had an RBI base hit in the sixth.
Cook finished the game 3-for-4 and Simpson was 2-for-4.
No. 1 Johnston 6, Ankeny 0
Johnston pitcher Jacob Tobey struck out seven and gave up just two hits and no walks in five shutout innings for the win. Ben Wilmes and Jacob May followed his lead in relief.
The Dragons broke through with three runs in the third. Jacob Swansen's sac fly scored Peyton Williams, then Jake Thilges ripped a two-out double to bring home two more.
Andrew Nord added a two-RBI triple in the sixth. He was 3-for-3 and scored twice.
No. 9 Urbandale 3, No. 5 Western Dubuque 0
The defending champion J-Hawks are back in the semifinals despite having just three hits in the game.
Lucas Strain had Urbandale's first hit in the second inning to drive in the first run after back-to-back walks and a fielder's choice. The next batter, Alex Augustine was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to bring in another. Next up, Joshua Neyens reached on a fielder's choice and Cal Watson scored from third.
Tucker and Ty Langenberg combined for the shutout on the mound. Ty allowed a hit in 1 1/3 innings. Tucker gave up only two in the next 5 2/3. The game was delayed nearly three hours due to weather.
No. 2 Iowa City West 6, Pleasant Valley 3
Iowa City West punched its ticket to the semifinals in a game that ended after midnight due to an earlier rain delay.
Jason Strunk was 2-for-4 and drove in three runs for the Trojans, including an RBI groundout that tied the score at 1-1 in the first inning and a fielder's choice that put West up 2-1 in the third. After PV got within 4-3 in the fifth, Strunk led off the bottom half with a single and later scored on a Chase Calderwood sac fly. He added an RBI double in the sixth for more separation.
Marcus Morgan struck out 11 Spartans in 5 2/3 innings, scattering six hits and four walks. Only one run was earned. PV put two on with one out in the seventh but Ryan Cooper got Ryan Mumey to pop up and Ely Adams to strike out looking.