HS SOFTBALL/BASEBALL: State Recap and Preview

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The 2019 State Softball Tournament concluded Friday night in Fort Dodge.

The Class 5A winner was West Des Moines Valley, Carlisle claimed the 4A crown and Davenport Assumption won the 3A title.

The West Delaware Hawks finished their week with a 6-5 loss to Charles City taking 4th place in Class 4A. They closed with a 31-12 mark and said goodbye to 4 seniors- JoAnna Voss, Emily Klostermann, Tehya and Claire Demmer.

The State Baseball Tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines got started with Class 1A Quarterfinals on Friday and Saturday. Alburnett beat South Winneshiek 13-4 to advance to the semifinal round on Thursday afternoon at 1:30 against St. Mary’s of Remsen.

Class 2A play begins at the tourney today. The 2nd-ranked and top-seeded 38-5 North Linn Lynx will face the 8th-seed 20-7 West Branch at 11am. Sports Director Jon Swisher and North Linn teacher and coach Jared Collum live on KMCH and KMCH.com.