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The 2022 Iowa high school state baseball tournament moves on to the semifinals Wednesday with Class 1A games at Merchants Park in Carroll and Class 3A games at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City.
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CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Remsen St. Mary’s 10, No. 5 Kingsley-Pierson 0 (5 innings)
No. 3 New London 16, No. 2 Mason City Newman 1 (4 innings)
CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS
No. 1 Davenport Assumption 13, No. 5 Independence 3 (5 innings)
It was a real solid combination of punches. A straight jab to the face, followed by a good left hook to the jaw.
They staggered the giant known as Davenport Assumption, sent the mighty Knights backward a few steps.
But a three-run top of the first inning for the Independence baseball team Wednesday night didn’t provide a knockout. By game’s end, the Mustangs ended up getting knocked out themselves.
Class 3A’s top-seeded team and second-ranked team mercy ruled a second straight opponent this week at the state tournament, a 13-3, five-inning semifinal victory.
Assumption (32-6) seeks its fifth state title in the 2000s Friday when it takes on Western Dubuque at Banks Field. The Knights, whose only loss to a non-4A team was to Solon, beat Pella in the quarterfinals, 11-1, in six innings.
One heck of a memorable season for Independence concludes with a 30-12 record.
“We actually said that with the boys during the week. Sometimes in matches like this you need to pop your opponent in the mouth and see how they respond,” said Independence Coach Matt Miller. “Right now, we tip our cap to them, because they responded well.”
No. 2 Western Dubuque 9, No. 6 Sergeant Bluff-Luton 6
This was a breeze. Comparatively anyway.
“I’m not used to having such a big lead at the end,” kidded Western Dubuque baseball Coach Casey Bryant, after his team’s 9-6 win over Sergeant Bluff-Luton in a Class 3A state tournament semifinal at Banks Field.
Not sure if these Bobcats are a team of destiny. That’ll be found out for sure Friday when they play Davenport Assumption for the championship.
It took a two-out, two-run double by Garrett Kadolph in the bottom of the seventh for the Bobcats to beat Winterset in Monday’s quarterfinals. Sergeant Bluff-Luton (31-12) got up on ‘em 3-0 in the first inning Wednesday night, but Western Dubuque eventually found a way again.
“It’s been a crazy week,” said Western Dubuque catcher Bryn Vantiger. “A lot of excitement, a lot of nervous energy. It’s just been a lot of fun, a great experience.”
Isaac Then jettisoned a pitch into the trees behind the right-field fence for a very long three-run home run in the bottom of the first inning that erased SBL’s lead and gave WD a 4-3 edge of its own.
It came after a somewhat controversial out call at first base for the second out of the inning for WD.
“It felt amazing off the bat,” Then said. “I knew it was gone right off the rip. Just giving us that lead back kind of got us right back into the game. We knew we still had a chance, and we had to keep fighting through.”