Thursday State Baseball Results
July 28th, 2011 by Jim Field
Class 2-A Semi-Finals:
- Gilbert 6, Kuemper Catholic 5 (8 inn) – After allowing three runs to tie the game in the top of the seventh, the Gilbert Tigers scored an unearned run in the bottom of the eighth inning to defeat the top-seeded Kuemper Knights 6-5. With the win, Gilbert snapped Kuemper’s 27-game winning-streak and advances to the 2A Finals on Saturday at noon.
- Davis County 8, St. Albert 1 — Behind a complete-game effort from starting pitcher Calvin Mathews, the Davis County Mustangs cruised past the St. Albert Falcons in an 8-1 victory. With the win, Davis County will face Gilbert in the 2A Finals Saturday at noon at Principal Park.
Class 1-A Semi-Finals:
- Martensdale-St. Marys 5, Coon Rapids-Bayard 4 – The Martensdale-St. Marys Blue Devils scored three times to tie the game and take a two-run lead in top of the seventh inning, and narrowly escaped with a 5-4 victory over the Coon Rapids-Bayard Crusaders. With the win, the Blue Devils extend their streak to 86 straight games and have secured a place in the 1A Finals Saturday at 2 p.m. at Principal Park.
- Lansing Kee 5, Mason City Newman 0 — Behind a complete-game shutout by Jon Heiderscheit and some shaky defense by the Newman Knights, the Kee Hawks won 5-0 and advanced to the 1A Finals. The Hawks will face-off against the Martensdale-St. Marys Blue Devils Saturday at 2 p.m. from Principal Park for the State Championship.