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

City High's Carter Seaton (8) slides in toward home plate as he's tagged out by Hempstead's Zach Sabers (2) during their
City High's Carter Seaton (8) slides in toward home plate as he's tagged out by Hempstead's Zach Sabers (2) during their Class 4A state quarterfinal game at Principal Park in Des Moines on Wednesday, July 29, 2020. (Andy Abeyta/The Gazette)

Wednesday featured the Class 4A Iowa high school state baseball tournament quarterfinals at Principal Park in Des Moines, the last day of first-round games.

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Wednesday's state baseball scores

CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS

No. 3 Urbandale 2, No. 7 Waukee 0

Waukee (14-13) went 1-for-16 with runners on base as Ty Langenberg pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings, giving up five hits and five walks. Drew Dykstra came in to get the final two outs.

The defending state champion J-Hawks (18-9) had just three hits against Jackson Payne but scored the game's only runs in the third, first on a Gehrig Christensen single that scored Rece Heinen, then a Paul Frank sac fly that brought home Dykstra.

Box score

No. 1 Johnston 11, Cedar Falls 7

Top-seeded Johnston (22-3) fought off Cedar Falls (7-2) in the highest-scoring game of the tournament so far. The Dragons scored in every inning and took a 6-0 lead before seeing the Tigers come within 7-6 in the fifth. Johnston added three more in the bottom of the fifth to pull away.

Johnston leadoff hitter Ben Wilmes was 3-for-3 with two RBIs and two runs scored. Jacob Wolver and Parker Shupe had RBI doubles. Connor Woods hit 3-for-4 with a three-RBI double for CF.

Box score

No. 4 Dubuque Hempstead 7, Iowa City High 6

After City High scored twice in the top of the seventh to go up 6-5, completing a comeback from down 5-1, Hempstead answered with a pair in the bottom of the seventh for a walk-off win.

The Little Hawks (11-9) scored on a throwing error to tie it. After another error, Cade Obermueller drew a bases-loaded walk to take the lead. But Hempstead (16-1) put two on with a walk and hit-by-pitch and, with two outs, Andrue Henry lifted a high pop fly to left that City High couldn't catch, allowing both runners to score for the win.

Max Pins was 2-for-3 with three RBIs for Hempstead.

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No. 2 Ankeny 5, Pleasant Valley 4

Iowa commit Brody Brecht struck out 16, giving up just three hits and two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings as Ankeny (20-8) advanced.

Fulk's RBI single gave the Hawks the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth after the Spartans (13-12) tied it in the top half despite striking out four times. PV plated two runs on one hit, three errors and three wild pitches, but Ankeny recovered.

Carter Smith cleared the bases with a third-inning triple that put the Hawks up 4-0.

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