Washington Evening Journal
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IOWA CITY — Saturday’s state baseball action at Duane Banks Field in Iowa City wrapped up the Iowa high school season.
The Class 3A and 4A tournaments in Iowa City finished two days after the Class 1A and 2A championships were played at Merchants Park in Carroll.
After winning a 4-3 nail-biter over New London in the Class 1A quarterfinals, fourth-seeded Kee High upset No. 1 seed Remsen St. Mary’s, 5-3, in the semifinal game. The Kee Hawks faced second-seeded St. Albert in the championship, where St. Albert held off a late Kee rally to take the title with a 7-5 win.
Class 2A’s championship was between the top two seeds in the tournament. No. 1 seed Van Meter, that knocked off Mid-Prairie final foe Davis County 9-6 in the quarterfinals, won a thrilling 4-3 semifinal over Unity Christian and defeated second-seeded Centerville 10-2 in the championship.
The Class 2A tournament featured one of the most exciting games of the week when Centerville rallied to beat third-seed Camanche 12-11 in extra innings of the second semifinal. There were no upsets in Class 2A, with the higher seed winning every contest.
After making it out of the same substate bracket as Washington, Fairfield and Mt. Pleasant, Central DeWitt looked like a strong No. 4 seed in the Class 3A tournament, winning its quarterfinal game 11-1 over Waverly-Shell Rock. The Sabres were upended 9-2 by top-seeded Marion in the semifinals, and Marion went on to win the Class 3A title with a 7-6 walk-off victory over No. 3 seed Wahlert Catholic.
Top-seeded Pleasant Valley won the Class 4A tournament. The Spartans beat eighth-seeded Ottumwa 5-1 in the quarterfinals, knocked off No. 5 seed Cedar Rapids Prairie in the semifinals and ran away from No. 3 seed Johnston, 14-3, to take home the title.