Sat., Aug. 1st 2015 at Principal Park in Des Moines
Newman Catholic 10, Pleasantville 0 (five innings) –
The Newman Catholic Knights won the Class 1A state championship game 10-0 over the Pleasantville Trojans behind Joey Verstegen’s no-hitter and a 10-run fifth inning Saturday at Principal Park. It was Newman Catholic’s fifth state title (1998, 2002, ’09, ’13 and ’15) and their first since 2013. Verstegen’s no-hitter was the fifth in an Iowa state title game and the first since J.D. Nielsen turned the trick in 2012 for Martensdale-St. Marys. Both teams came into the title game with the best team-ERAs in 2015 tournament play.
Clear Lake 11, Columbus Catholic 1 (five innings) –
Clear Lake defeated Columbus Catholic 11-1 in five innings to win the Class 2A state championship Saturday afternoon at Principal Park.Clear Lake ended at 30-11. The Lions won the 3A state title in 2013. Columbus closed the season at 32-6.
Waverly-Shell Rock 11, Harlan 1 (five innings) –
Number one-seeded Waverly-Shell Rock exploded for eight runs in the bottom of the fifth inning as they defeated the number three-seeded Harlan Cyclones 11-1 to claim the class 3A title on Saturday at Principal Park. Waverly-Shell Rock capped the third straight run-rule shortened game of our four state final games on Saturday. It was their first state baseball title in school history.
Southeast Polk 6, Iowa City West 2 –
Southeast Polk got an early lead after a four-run first inning and never looked back. The Rams defeated the Iowa City West Trojans, 6-2 to win back-to-back 4A state championships.