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MONDAY RESULTS – July 25

(high school baseball)

STATE TOURNAMENT at Principal Park in Des Moines
CLASS 2A QUARTERFINALS
#2-Clear Lake (29-7) 10, Denver (20-16) 5
#8-Hinton (24-5) 9, Van Buren Community (23-5) 1
Pleasantville (29-9) 3, Beckman Catholic (24-18) 1
Kuemper Catholic (25-11) 3, Collins-Maxell-Baxter (14-12) 2, eight innings

DES MOINES — The number-eight Hinton Blackhawks took advantage of ten walks and added eight hits to overwhelm unrated Van Buren Community 9-1 Monday afternoon in the Class 2A State baseball tournament quarterfinals at Principal Park in Des Moines.  The victory was the first State baseball win in the school’s history after losing in the first round each of the last two summers.  Collin Jurgensmeier overcame four walks and three hit batsmen and had to escape a pair of bases loaded jams in the first three innings to earn a complete game victory on the mound for Hinton.  He scattered seven hits and struck out four.  A double play ended the first inning after Van Buren had loaded the bases with one out.  The Warriors stranded 14 base runners in the game.  Truman Schmitt’s RBI double in the first put the Blackhawks on the board and they added three more in the third on a two-run double by Ross Wenzel and a sacrifice fly by Jurgensmeier.  Jurgensemeier keyed a four-run sixth with a bases loaded triple that plated two teammates, giving him three RBI’s for the game.  Wenzel also finished with three RBI’s, getting a RBI on a squeeze bunt in the sixth.  Hinton improves to 24-and-5 for the season and now takes on second-ranked and defending 2A State champion Clear Lake (29-7) at 5 p.m. Thursday.  The game will be carried on Y-Country, 101.3 in Sioux City at 4:50.

(American Association baseball)

Saint Paul Saints 16, Sioux City Explorers 0

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Baltimore 3, Colorado 2, 10 innings
Toronto 4, San Diego 2
Chicago White Sox 5, Chicago Cubs 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4, Boston 2
Texas 7, Oakland 6
N.Y. Yankees 2, Houston 1
L.A. Angels 6, Kansas City 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Philadelphia 4, Miami 0
St. Louis at N.Y. Mets, ppd.
Milwaukee 7, Arizona 2
Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 5

 

TUESDAY RESULTS – July 26

(high school baseball)

STATE TOURNAMENT at Principal Park in Des Moines
CLASS 3A QUARTERFINALS
#2-Harlan (28-5) 8, Bishop Heelan (27-16) 6
Solon (22-20) 12, Dubuque Wahlert (29-15) 2, six innings
#7-Carlisle (32-6) 8, Central DeWitt (32-12) 7
Pella (31-8) 6, Humboldt (25-8) 0

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 8, Saint Paul Saints 5

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Colorado 6, Baltimore 3
Seattle 7, Pittsburgh 4
Toronto 7, San Diego 6, 12 innings
Chicago White Sox 3, Chicago Cubs 0
Cleveland 7, Washington 6
Atlanta 2, Minnesota 0
L.A. Dodgers 3, Tampa Bay 2

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 9, Boston 8
Oakland 6, Texas 3
N.Y. Yankees 6, Houston 3
L.A. Angels 13, Kansas City 0

NATIONAL LEAGUE
St. Louis 3, N.Y. Mets 2, 1st game
N.Y. Mets 3, St. Louis 1, 2nd game
Miami 5, Philadelphia 0
Milwaukee 9, Arizona 4
San Francisco 9, Cincinnati 7

 

 

WEDNESDAY RESULTS – July 27

(high school baseball)

STATE TOURNAMENT at Principal Park in Des Moines
CLASS 4A QUARTERFINALS
#10-Waukee (31-11) 3, Johnston (29-11) 2
#1-Cedar Rapids Prairie (36-6) 1, Davenport West (22-13) 0
#2-Iowa City West (34-6) 4, #6-Cedar Rapids Jefferson (28-12) 3
Des Moines Roosevelt (33-10) 11, #9-Urbandale (29-11) 3

(American Association baseball)

Saint Paul Saints 1, Sioux City Explorers 0

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Washington 4, Cleveland 1
San Diego 8, Toronto 4
Tampa Bay 3, L.A. Dodgers 1
Colorado 3, Baltimore 1
Pittsburgh 10, Seattle 1
Chicago Cubs 8, Chicago White Sox 1
Atlanta 9, Minnesota 7

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Detroit 4, Boston 3
Oakland 6, Texas 4
Houston 4, N.Y. Yankees 1
Kansas City 7, L.A. Angels 5

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 11, Philadelphia 1
Cincinnati 2, San Francisco 1
St. Louis 5, N.Y. Mets 4
Arizona 8, Milwaukee 1

 

 

THURSDAY RESULTS – July 28

(high school baseball)

STATE TOURNAMENT at Principal Park in Des Moines
CLASS 1A SEMIFINALS
Remsen St. Mary’s (32-5) 5, #1-Newman Catholic (33-6) 3
#3-West Sioux (27-2) 2, #2-Don Bosco (35-5) 1

CLASS 2A SEMIFINALS
#2-Clear Lake (30-7) 10, #8-Hinton (24-6) 7
Kuemper Catholic (26-11) 7, Pleasantville (29-10) 1

DES MOINES — It will be an all War Eagle Conference final Saturday in the Class 1A State baseball championship game at Principal Park in Des Moines, marking the first time in 81 years that two members of the same conference will meet in the finals.  Both Remsen St. Mary’s and West Sioux used seventh inning rallies to advance with upset wins in the semifinals Thursday afternoon.

Remsen St. Mary’s scored four runs in the top of the seventh inning to stun defending State champion and top-rated Newman Catholic, 5-3.  The Knights led 3-1 going into the seventh inning.  St. Mary’s opened the seventh inning by loading the bases with no outs on a double by Brady Portz and walks to Carter Kuchel and Derrick Schorg.  Brady Harpenau hit into a force out at second base, driving in a run to cut the deficit to 3-2.  Jacob Wesselmann then grounded to short for what looked like a season ending 6-4-3 double play.  The Knights got the force out at second but the relay to first base was into the dirt and unable to be scooped out, allowing the tying run to score from third.  R.J. Staab followed with a triple to score Wesselmann with the go-ahead run and Connor Clark’s liner up the middle brought Staab home for a two-run cushion going into the bottom of the seventh.  Jacob Wesselmann, who had relieved Connor Clark in the fourth inning, closed out the victory with a pair of strike outs and a grounder to short to send the Hawks into the title game for the first time since 2010.  St. Mary’s is now 32-and-5.

Number-three West Sioux scored twice in the bottom of the seventh inning to edge number-two Don Bosco 2-1 in the other 1A semifinal Thursday.  Don Bosco pitcher Trevor Brown was working on a no-hitter after five innings before Kezden Blankenship beat out a sixth inning bunt down the third base line to break up the no-hit bid.  In the seventh, the Falcons got their game-winning rally started when an infield pop up by Justin Negaard fell for a hit when the Dons right-side infielders both lost the ball in the sun.  Tucker Vander Feen bunted Negaard to second and he scored the tying run on a double by Chase Koopmans.  Koopmans advanced to third on a wild pitch and scored on Jett Boyer’s squeeze bunt for an improbable walk-off win.  It was the Falcons fourth straight one-run victory in the post season.  Porter Hummel improved to 12-and-0 for West Sioux with a complete-game four-hitter.  West Sioux improves to 27-and-2 with the victory.

The Class 1A championship game Saturday will start at 11 a.m. and will be carried on KLEM starting at 10:50 with the pregame show.  West Sioux won both games with St. Mary’s during the regular season, 3-1 and 3-2.

DES MOINES — Number-two Clear Lake used a seven-run third inning to build an early 9-1 lead against number-eight Hinton and then held off a late rally by the Blackhawks for a 10-7 2A semifinal round victory Thursday night at Principal Park.  The defending 2A State champs will play Kuemper Catholic Saturday at 1:30 in this years 2A title game.  Cooper Merrill’s two-run triple in the second inning put the Lions in front 2-0 and a three-run double an inning later by Merrill keyed the seven-run, ten-batter third that put Clear Lake into the drivers seat.  Hinton battled back to within striking distance with three runs in the fifth, two more in the sixth and one more in the seventh.  The Blackhawks had two runners on base with no outs in the seventh before reliever Ben Mason got a pop out and a pair of called third strikes to close out the victory and end Hinton’s season at 24-and-6.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 5, Sioux Falls Canaries 1

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 3, Chicago White Sox 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Minnesota 6, Baltimore 2
Texas 3, Kansas City 2
L.A. Angels 2, Boston 1

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Colorado 2, N.Y. Mets 1
Milwaukee 6, Arizona 4
Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 5
St. Louis 5, Miami 4
Washington 4, San Francisco 2

 

 

FRIDAY RESULTS – July 29

(high school baseball)

STATE TOURNAMENT at Principal Park in Des Moines
CLASS 3A SEMIFINALS
#7-Carlisle (33-6) 5, Pella (31-9) 3
#2-Harlan (29-5) 7, Solon (22-21) 5

CLASS 4A SEMIFINALS
#1-Cedar Rapids Prairie (37-6) 4, #10-Waukee (31-12) 3
#2-Iowa City West (35-6) 6, Des Moines Roosevelt (33-11) 5

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 3, Sioux Falls Canaries 0

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 12, Seattle 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 6, Baltimore 5
Cleveland 5, Oakland 3
Detroit 14, Houston 6
Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 1
Texas 8, Kansas City 3
Minnesota 2, Chicago White Sox 1, 12 innings
Boston 6, L.A. Angels 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Colorado 6, N.Y. Mets 1
St. Louis 11, Miami 6
Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1
Milwaukee 3, Pittsburgh 1
L.A. Dodgers 9, Arizona 7
Washington 4, San Francisco 1
Cincinnati 6, San Diego 0

 

 

SATURDAY RESULTS – July 30

(high school baseball)

STATE TOURNAMENT at Principal Park in Des Moines
CLASS 1A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME                                                                             Remsen St. Mary’s (33-5) 8, #3-West Sioux (27-3) 5
CLASS 2A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME                                                                             #2-Clear Lake (31-7) 8, Kuemper Catholic (26-12) 1
CLASS 3A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME                                                                             #2-Harlan (30-5) 12, #7-Carlisle (33-7) 4
CLASS 4A CHAMPIONSHIP GAME                                                                             #1-Cedar Rapids Prairie (38-6) 12, #2-Iowa City West (35-7) 3

DES MOINES — Remsen St. Mary’s avenged two regular season losses to War Eagle Conference rival West Sioux Saturday afternoon, claiming the Class 1A State baseball title at Principal Park in Des Moines, 8-5.  It was the Hawks fourth State championship but their first in 31 years since winning three straight titles in 1983, 1984 and 1985.  It was a see-saw battle Saturday but five Falcon errors proved too much for West Sioux to overcome.  After a two-run double by St. Mary’s designated hitter Brett Galles in the second inning staked Jacob Wesselmann and the Hawks to a 2-0 lead, West Sioux tallied four times in the third inning for a 4-2 advantage.  Jake Lynott tied the game with a two-run triple and then back-to-back RBI singles by Porter Hummel and Justin Negaard put the Falcons in the drivers seat.  Momentum quickly swung back the other way when West Sioux committed four errors in the fourth inning leading to five unearned runs and St. Mary’s went back in front 7-4.  The Falcons would commit five errors on the day.  West Sioux closed to within 7-5 with a run in the bottom of the fourth after Wesselmann loaded the bases with no outs and had to give way to reliever Connor Clark.  Clark walked in a run before getting an inning-ending pop out.  That would be as close as the Falcons would get as Clark threw four innings of one-hit shutout relief to earn a save and earn a victory for staff ace Jacob Wessellman, who improved to 12-and-2.  The loss would be pinned on senior Porter Hummel, his first in 13 decisions.  Hummel relieved starter Tucker Vander Feen in the fourth inning after the first two batters reached base for the Hawks.  Hummel fell victim to the shoddy defensive inning and gave up the final three runs in that five-run inning.  Connor Clark’s sixth inning RBI single completed the scoring for St. Mary’s.  R.J. Staab led a ten-hit St. Mary’s attack with three hits and a RBI to finish 6-for-10 with three RBI’s at the State tournament.  Remsen St. Mary’s finishes the season at 33-and-5, winning 24 of their final 25 games.  Co-head coach Dean Harpenau, who celebrated his 50th birthday while in Des Moines Wednesday, was the winning pitcher in the 1985 State title game for the Hawks and Saturday in son Brady completed his high school career with a State title.  Number-three West Sioux, the W-E-C champions this summer, finished at 27-and-3 with the loss.

(American Association baseball)

Sioux Falls Canaries 3, Sioux City Explorers 2

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Seattle 4, Chicago Cubs 1

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Toronto 9, Baltimore 1
Tampa Bay 6, N.Y. Yankees 3
Chicago White Sox 6, Minnesota 5, 10 innings
Detroit 3, Houston 2
Cleveland 6, Oakland 3
Texas 2, Kansas City 1
L.A. Angels 5, Boston 2

NATIONAL LEAGUE
San Francisco 5, Washington 3
Colorado 7, N.Y. Mets 2
Philadelphia 9, Atlanta 5
Milwaukee 5, Pittsburgh 3
Miami 11, St. Louis 0
San Diego 2, Cincinnati 1, 10 innings
Arizona 4, L.A. Dodgers 2

SUNDAY RESULTS – July 31

(American Association baseball)

Sioux City Explorers 6, Sioux Falls Canaries 5

(major league baseball)

INTERLEAGUE
Chicago Cubs 7, Seattle 6, 12 innings

AMERICAN LEAGUE
Baltimore 6, Toronto 2, 12 innings
Cleveland 8, Oakland 0
Detroit 11, Houston 0
Tampa Bay 5, N.Y. Yankees 3
Minnesota 6, Chicago White Sox 4
Texas 5, Kansas City 3
Boston 5, L.A. Angels 3

NATIONAL LEAGUE
Miami 5, St. Louis 4
N.Y. Mets 6, Colorado 4
Atlanta 2, Philadelphia 1
Milwaukee 4, Pittsburgh 2
San Francisco 3, Washington 1
L.A. Dodgers 14, Arizona 3
Cincinnati 3, San Diego 2