Prep Softball

Entire Iowa high school softball postseason is moved back 1 week

That means the state tournament will be July 27-31

West Delaware players cheer during last year's state softball tournament. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union anno
West Delaware players cheer during last year’s state softball tournament. The Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced Friday that the entire 2020 postseason will be delayed one week. The state tournament will be July 27-31 at Fort Dodge. (Jim Slosiarek/The Gazette)

The entire Iowa high school softball postseason has been moved back one week.

Friday, the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union announced that the state tournament will be reset for July 27-31, still at the Rogers Sports Complex, Fort Dodge. All five classes will compete there.

In Wednesday’s press conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds said school activities could resume June 1. Later Wednesday, the boards from the Girls Union and the Iowa High School Athletic Association unanimously voted to start the summer-sports seasons that day.

Softball and baseball teams may begin practice June 1, with competition starting June 15.

Here is the revised softball postseason:

Monday, July 13 — 1A/2A regionals

Wednesday, July 15 — 1A/2A/3A regionals

Thursday, July 16 — 4A/5A regionals

Friday, July 17 — 1A/2A/3A regionals

Saturday, July 18 — 4A/5A regionals

Monday, July 20 — 1A/2A/3A regional finals

Tuesday, July 21 — 4A/5A regional finals

Monday-Friday, July 27-31 — State tournament

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