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The 2022 Iowa high school state baseball tournament continues Tuesday with quarterfinal games at two sites. Merchants Park in Carroll hosts four Class 2A games, while four Class 4A games take place at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City.
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Tuesday’s state baseball scores
CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS
No. 2 Estherville-Lincoln Central 5, No. 7 Interstate 35 1
No. 6 Mid-Prairie 3, No. 3 Cascade 2
Collin Miller quickly realized that he was poised for success.
The Mid-Prairie right-hander knew after the very first batter he faced that it was going to be a good day.
“Right after the first inning,” Miller said. “Just get that first strikeout out of the way and I was rolling from there.”
Miller frustrated and flustered batters for six innings, striking out 10 and propelling the sixth-seeded Golden Hawks to a 3-2 victory over No. 3-seed Cascade in a Class 2A state baseball quarterfinal Tuesday at Merchants Park. The Golden Hawks advanced to the semifinals for the first time since 2007.
“We have a great group of guys out here,” Miller said. “I knew we could make it this far. If we keep hitting and pitching like we have, I think we can go all the way.”
No. 4 Dyersville Beckman 7, No. 5 Dike-New Hartford 4
The temperatures were hot.
But, Dyersville Beckman’s bats were hotter.
The fourth-seeded Blazers scorched No. 5 Dike-New Hartford for 13 hits, claiming a 7-4 victory in the Class 2A state baseball quarterfinals Tuesday at Merchants Park. Beckman won its first state game since winning the 2017 2A title.
Every Blazer starter reached base. Matthew Florence led the way with three, while Luke Schieltz, Luke Sigwarth, Owen Huehnergarth and Lane Kramer had two apiece.
No. 1 Van Meter 5, No. 8 Carroll Kuemper 3
CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS
No. 1 Johnston 6, No. 8 Iowa City Liberty 3
They played with the top-ranked team in Class 4A. You shouldn’t have expected anything different.
Being giant underdogs in their state tournament quarterfinal game Tuesday afternoon was nothing to these Iowa City Liberty Lightning.
What they overcame just to be the first baseball team in school history to make it to the elite eight ... yeah, trying to slay the Johnston Dragons was nothing.
“We were right there the whole game,” Liberty’s Hayden Vickroy said, after a hard-fought 6-3 loss at Banks Field. “We had the expectation that we were going to come in here, and we weren’t going to back down from anyone, especially the No. 1 team. We were going to show them we belonged here. And I feel like we did that today.”
No. 5 Waukee Northwest 7, No. 4 Waukee 2
No. 6 West Des Moines Dowling 8, No. 3 Cedar Rapids Prairie 2
Not this year.
No comeback. No incredible late rally.
Just the end of the season.
West Des Moines Dowling scored two runs each in three separate innings and led from start to finish in an 8-2 win over Cedar Rapids Prairie in a Class 4A state baseball tournament quarterfinal Tuesday night at Banks Field.
It was a year ago when Prairie shocked everyone with a six-run seventh inning to beat Dowling in a state tourney quarterfinal, 8-4. Definitely not the case again here.
The seventh-ranked Maroons (26-14) simply were the crisper team, playing flawless defense and getting a masterful relief pitching job from submariner Evan Curran to advance to Thursday’s semifinals against either Iowa City High or Indianola.
Third-ranked Prairie is done at 31-9.
“They beat us last year in the quarterfinals, and the guys wanted to avenge that,” said Dowling Coach Mark Roering. “They were pretty motivated.”
No. 2 Iowa City High 10, No. 7 Indianola 0 (5 innings)
In the most cliche of cliche-ish terms, this was a statement win. In big bold red letters.
You mercy rule anyone at the state baseball tournament, and it’s eye opening. Consider a 10-0, five-inning quarterfinal win Tuesday night over Indianola an eye-opening statement by Iowa City High.
The Little Hawks scored five runs in the first inning and didn’t let up in squashing their Central Iowa foe, delighting a very large contingent of “home” fans at Banks Field.
“Absolutely that was a statement the way we came out swinging the bats,” said City High Coach Brian Mitchell. “There was no question about it. I will tell you the way we’ve been swinging it at practice, this was just a reflection of that. You just sit there hoping that what you saw the last two days carries right over. And it did.”
“I think that we wanted to come out, and we wanted to set the tone,” said City High’s Carter Seaton. “We saw that Johnston played a close game with Liberty today (a 6-3 quarterfinal win), and I think we wanted to kind of come out and start off hot, get them out of the game early.”