HS Baseball: North Linn Falls in Substate Final

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The Class 1A 6th-ranked North Linn Baseball team had their season ended by Highland of Riverside last night in Wilton by the score of 3-2. The Huskies scored their first two runs in the 1st inning after the Lynx scored a run to begin the game as Ryan Miller crossed the plate on a wild pitch. The second and final tally for the Lynx was scored in the top of the 4th as Logan Novak came in on a hit by Trevor Boge. The Lynx offense actually out hit the Huskies 4-3 but left seven runners on base. North Linn pitching allowed 6 walks, 3 of them scored accounting for all their runs. Lynx tenth-year head coach Travis Griffith summed up the game in what was a tough disappointing end to another outstanding season:

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North Linn closed at 34-10 and had no seniors on the roster.

In other scores from last night:


Central DeWitt 6 Vinton-Shellsburg 5
Solon 6 Fairfield 4
Wahlert of Dubuque 2 Waverly-Shell Rock 1


Cedar Rapids Jefferson 4  Cedar Rapids Kennedy 1
Davenport West 1  Dubuque, Senior 0
Prairie of Cedar Rapids 7 , Cedar Falls 3

All the rest of the Substate games around the state in all classes were played last night allowing the State Tournament brackets to be set.

In class 1A, the 21-12 Ed-Co Vikings received the 7th-seed and will face the No. 2 seed 25-2 West Sioux of Hawarden on Saturday evening at 5pm in Quarterfinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines.

In class 2A, 24-17 Beckman earned the 2nd-seed and will take on the 7th-seed 28-9 Pleasantville on Monday evening at 5pm in Quarterfinal action.

We will have coverage of both of those games from KMCH Sports starting around 4:45pm on Saturday and Monday LIVE on KMCH and KMCH.com.