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Iowa high school state baseball 2019: Friday's scores and coverage

Cedar Rapids Xavier's Tyler Dupont (13) dives back to first base during a Class 3A quarterfinal against ADM at the 2019 State Baseball Championship at Principal Park in Des Moines on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)
Cedar Rapids Xavier's Tyler Dupont (13) dives back to first base during a Class 3A quarterfinal against ADM at the 2019 State Baseball Championship at Principal Park in Des Moines on Tuesday, July 30, 2019. (Cliff Jette/The Gazette)

The final day of the Iowa high school state baseball tournament semifinals at Principal Park in Des Moines saw championship matchups decided in both Class 3A and Class 4A.

Here’s everything you need to know.

State baseball coverage

» Iowa City West falls to defending champion Urbandale in 4A state baseball semifinals

» Cedar Rapids Xavier edges Marion in all-Metro state baseball semifinal

» Despite seizures, Cedar Rapids Xavier catcher Garrett Ries plays on

» Thursday's state baseball scores and coverage

» Updated state baseball brackets and schedule

 

Friday’s state baseball schedule

CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Cedar Rapids Xavier 4, No. 4 Marion 1

Isaac Ball's two-RBI bloop single to center with two outs in the bottom of the sixth broke a 1-1 tie to deliver the top-ranked Saints to the 3A title game.

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Jaxson Konzen followed with a nearly identical hit for the final margin. The Saints were hitless against Dane Carstensen through four, but tied it in the fifth when Quinn Schulte drew a bases-loaded walk.

Gage Franck gave Marion a 1-0 lead in the fifth with an RBI single, but it was a short-lived advantage. The Indians only mustered two hits against Logan McDermott, who pitched all seven innings and struck out five.

» Read K.J. Pilcher's story with postgame comments

No. 3 DeWitt Central 4, No. 2 Davenport Assumption 1

Alex McAleer struck out 11 and allowed just two hits and a walk to lead the Sabers past Assumption.

The only run Assumption managed was a Jayson Willers homer over the left-field wall in the bottom of the second. By then, the Sabers were already up 3-0.

Finley's RBI single started the scoring in the first and Jacob Swanson added a two-out RBI double. Devin Hurdle cracked an RBI double in the second. Nolan Haack led off the seventh with a triple and scored on Lucas Bixby's single to make it 4-1 Central.

CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS

No. 9 Urbandale 10, No. 2 Iowa City West 2

Defending champion Urbandale racked up 10 runs on 12 hits to return to the 4A championship game and end West's season.

The J-Hawks struck for three runs in the second inning, then went up 6-0 on Gehrig Christensen's bases-clearing hit in the fourth. The Trojans got within 6-2 in the bottom half with Nick Biancuzzo's two-run triple, but Urbandale scored a pair in the sixth and seventh to pull away.

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Ty Langenberg struck out 12 West batters in 6 2/3 innings, giving up just four hits before reaching his pitch limit. Dillon Kuehl came in to get the final out.

No. 1 Johnston 7, No. 6 West Des Moines Dowling 0

Johnston broke the game open with six runs in the bottom of the fifth to advance to the 4A title game.

Jacob Swansen and Gage Swansen connected for singles to score the first run. Ben Wilmes and Peyton Williams were hit by pitches with the bases loaded to force in two more and Andrew Nord cleared the bases with a three-run double. In all, five Dragons were hit by pitches in the inning.

Nick Crandell pitched a complete game for the win, allowing only five hits and walking none. He struck out three.

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