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Iowa high school state baseball 2020: Friday's scores, stats and more

Marion's Brady Johnson (6) makes a catch at second base to try and pick off Norwalk's Grant Miller (44) who slides back
Marion's Brady Johnson (6) makes a catch at second base to try and pick off Norwalk's Grant Miller (44) who slides back safe during their Class 3A state semifinal game at Principal Park in Des Moines on Friday, July 31, 2020. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

The Iowa high school state baseball tournament semifinals continued Friday at Principal Park in Des Moines with Class 3A and Class 4A in action.

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Friday’s state baseball schedule

CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Johnston (22-3) vs. No. 3 Urbandale (18-9), 8:30 p.m.

Friday's state baseball scores

CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS

No. 6 Gilbert 14, No. 4 Dallas Center-Grimes 7

Gilbert (23-3) tallied nine runs in the fifth inning and tacked on four more in the sixth to erase a 4-1 deficit and advance to the 3A title game.

DCG (18-4) used a three-run fourth to take the lead, but the Tigers responded with a big inning that featured six hits and two errors. Owen Blumhagen's two-RBI double tied the score and Spencer Clatt's two-run single gave Gilbert the lead. Nick Chasey later crushed a bases-clearing double. Eli Eldred added an RBI triple in the sixth.

Box score

Norwalk 10, Marion 0 (6 innings)

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Tyler Wegner and Cael Eck drove in three runs apiece as Norwalk (19-5) ended Marion's postseason run in the state semifinals.

The Warriors jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning, as Wegner ripped a bases-clearing double down the first-base line and later raced home on a double steal. Nate Lane added an RBI single. Eck crushed a double off the wall with the bases loaded in the fifth to add three more runs.

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CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS

No. 2 Ankeny 9, No. 4 Dubuque Hempstead 8

Dylan Schlee led off the bottom off the seventh with a double and pinch runner Ryan Madole moved to third on a Lucas Juhl sacrifice bunt and scored on a wild pitch to send Ankeny (21-8) to the 4A title game.

The Hawks grabbed a 5-0 lead in the bottom of the first, but Hempstead (16-2) responded with four in the top of the second and took an 8-7 lead with four more in the third. Ankeny tied it in the fourth when Jase Bauer led off with a triple and scored on Mo Watson's RBI single. Bauer was 3-for-3 and scored three runs. Watson went 3-for-4 and had two RBIs.

Schlee pitched six innings of relief, allowing six hits and three earned runs while striking out seven and walking none.

Box score

No. 1 Johnston 3, No. 3 Urbandale 1

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Johnston (23-3) ensured there will be a new champion in Class 4A by knocking out 2018 and 2019 winner Urbandale (18-10) in a rematch of last year's final.

The Dragons struck first in the bottom of the first when Wilmes led off with a single and Steck followed with an RBI triple. Steck later scored on an error. Swansen added an RBI double in the fifth.

The J-Hawks drew six walks and matched Johnston with five hits, but left 10 runners on base, including the bases loaded in the first.

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