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

North Linn's Corbin Woods (17) catches a toss to first base from North Linn's Parker Bechen (7) to force out Des Moines
North Linn's Corbin Woods (17) catches a toss to first base from North Linn's Parker Bechen (7) to force out Des Moines Christian's Kole Bradley (15) during their Class 2A state semifinal game at Principal Park in Des Moines on Thursday, July 30, 2020. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

The Iowa high school state baseball tournament moves to the semifinals Thursday at Principal Park in Des Moines with Class 1A and Class 2A in action.

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Thursday's state baseball scores

CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS

No. 7 Don Bosco 9, Kingsley-Pierson 1

The Dons (19-1) scored a pair of runs in each of the first two innings and ended Kingsley-Pierson's run. The Panthers (16-3) upset top-ranked Martensdale-St. Marys in the quarterfinals but managed only four hits against Lewis Havel, who struck out seven and walked one in seven innings and contributed an RBI single.

Cael Frost was 2-for-4 with two runs and a two-RBI single in the sixth for Don Bosco. Ryan Naughton went 2-for-2 and scored three times.

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No. 6 Mason City Newman 2, No. 2 Remsen St. Mary's 0 (9 innings)

Two-time defending champion Mason City Newman put together a ninth-inning rally to hand St. Mary's its first loss and return to the 1A title game.

Max Burt led off with a walk, Sam Kratz followed with a bunt single and cleanup hitter Nash Holmgaard lined a single up the middle to bring home the game's first run. Kratz later scored on a wild pitch.

Both teams received excellent pitching. Kratz started for Newman, going 7 1/3 innings with four hits, three walks and 12 strikeouts. Doug Taylor allowed one baserunner (hit by pitch) in 1 2/3 innings of relief and struck out the side in the ninth. St. Mary's Blaine Harpenau gave up just three hits and a walk while striking out 15 in 7 1/3 innings.

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CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Van Meter 3, No. 9 West Lyon 1

Zach Pleggenkuhle gave up just two hits, one walk and an unearned run while striking out 11 in seven shutout innings to lead the Bulldogs (22-2) back to the 2A title game.

The Wildcats (15-4) took the lead on an error in the third, but Van Meter responded in the bottom half. After two walks and a single loaded the bases, Blomgren came through with a two-out, two-run single to give Van Meter the lead.

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Des Moines Christian 4, No. 2 North Linn 2

Adam Witty hit an RBI double in the top of the eighth inning to lead Des Moines Christian (17-6) past North Linn (19-3), denying the Lynx, last year's 2A runner-up, a return to the 2A title game and a rematch with Van Meter.

After scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to beat Durant in the quarterfinals, North Linn rallied again down 2-0 here. Following two straight walks and a sac bunt, Cael Bridgewater scored on a fielder's choice in the sixth. Nathan McEnany reached on an error to start the seventh and pinch runner Jake Van Etten came home on Bridgewater's squeeze bunt.

Trey Castile pitched all eight innings for the Lions, allowing just two hits, two walks and an earned run while striking out nine. He threw a 1-2-3 eighth, including two Ks to end it. DMC scored two runs in the sixth after Ben Leusink led off with a triple, Dalton Lewis followed with a double and Colby Shelton added an RBI single. Castile added a sac fly in the eighth.

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