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The 2022 Iowa high school state baseball tournament begins Monday with quarterfinal games at two sites. Merchants Park in Carroll hosts four Class 1A games, while four Class 3A games take place at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City.
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CLASS 1A QUARTERFINALS
No. 5 Kingsley-Pierson 7, No. 4 North Linn 4
A quick start. A late rally. An end of an era.
When Kingsley Pierson completed its comeback victory against North Linn, it marked the end of Austin Hilmer’s prep career and the conclusion of an eight-year stretch of a Hilmer leading the Lynx.
“The last five years have been a lot of fun,” said Hilmer, who started as an eighth-grader when his older brother, Jake, was a junior. “I’m going to miss representing North Linn.”
The fifth-seeded Panthers scored two runs after just three batters and rallied for five runs in the last two innings to knock off the No. 4-seed Lynx, 7-4, in the Class 1A state baseball quarterfinals Monday at Merchants Park.
The Lynx (31-3) took a 4-2 lead with two runs in the third and fourth innings, but couldn’t match the production in the sixth and seventh.
“Overall, I thought we played pretty well,” North Linn Coach Travis Griffith said. “It just seemed like we ran out of gas there at the end.”
No. 1 Remsen St. Mary’s 6, No. 8 South Winneshiek 0
South Winneshiek thrived on pitching and defense.
The Warriors played to their strengths throughout the season, tallying 36 victories, shutting out all four district and substate foes and returning to state for the third time in four seasons.
The elements were there, but it just wasn’t enough to overcome top-ranked Remsen St. Mary’s. The top-seeded Hawks ended the scoreless inning streak in their first two at-bats and received a gem from starter Carter Schorg to defeat No. 8-seed South Winn, 6-0, in the Class 1A state baseball quarterfinals Monday at Merchants Park.
“It’s been a tremendous run on our part,” South Winn Coach Alex Smith said. “We knew going in we had to keep it a low-scoring game. They’re very good on the mound. They have so many options they can go to.
“We had to keep it close. They had a couple big hits. We could have made some plays here or there. They put up a number of six that was going to be hard for us to achieve.”
No. 3 New London 12, No. 6 Anita CAM 3
No. 2 Mason City Newman 3, No. 7 Lisbon 2
This time it was tougher to swallow.
Maybe it was because Lisbon had goals to improve last year’s finish but experienced the same fate. It could be that the Lions were close and just within a play or two from advancing.
Mason City Newman’s Doug Taylor tallied his 12th strikeout for the final out with the tying and go-ahead runs in scoring position and helped the second-seeded Knights hold off No. 7-seed Lisbon, 3-2, in the Class 1A state quarterfinals Monday night at Merchants Park.
“This one stings way worse,” Lisbon starter Hunter Clark said. “I feel like if we make one or two more plays in that first inning we’re winning that game. We’re on the opposite end of this.”
CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Davenport Assumption 11, No. 8 Pella 1 (6 innings)
No. 5 Independence 8, No. 4 West Delaware 7
They’re unofficial overall Wamac Conference champs. But most importantly, the Independence Mustangs are Class 3A state baseball semifinalists.
A pop fly lost in the sun started a go-ahead, two-run mini-rally as Indee edged West Delaware, 8-7, Monday afternoon in a wild quarterfinal with its fair share of emotional swings.
These teams won their respective divisions in the Wamac and split an early-season doubleheader.
One run separated them here.
“We’ve had a lot of games this year that have been close games, and we’ve had close games through the postseason, of course,” said Independence Coach Matt Miller. “We’ve actually celebrated this throughout the summer, how well our boys handle adversity and the challenges.
“These are high school kids, young men, who could easily fall apart. I would have. But they just say ‘OK,’ someone tells a joke, and they relax, and we’re right back on track.”
No. 6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 5, No. 3 Lewis Central 4 (8 innings)
No. 2 Western Dubuque 4, No. 7 Winterset 3
He was nervous. Absolutely he was nervous.
Garrett Kadolph wasn’t too proud to admit that.
“I looked at Coach (Casey) Bryant and said ‘This is the most stressful baseball situation I’ve ever been in my life,’” the Western Dubuque senior said. “As a kid, you’re always dreaming about it being the bottom of the ninth and two out, runner-on-third scenario. For it really go come true was kind of crazy. It was almost overwhelming at times.
“But it worked out.”
It sure did. Kadolph drove a two-strike pitch to the warning track in dead center that Winterset center fielder Austin Jordan got a glove on but couldn’t quite haul in, scoring two runs and giving Western Dubuque a walk-off 4-3 win in a thrilling late-night Class 3A state baseball tournament quarterfinal at Banks Field.
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