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DES MOINES — Jack Dreyer shut down West Des Moines Dowling’s offense Saturday night as Johnston defeated the Maroons 5-0 to capture the Class 4A state baseball championship at Principal Park.

Dreyer threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts to finish his season 10-0. He also knocked in two runs at the plate, while Andrew Nord went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Johnson finished the season at 41-3, while Dowling ended 36-9.

Class 3A

DAVENPORT ASSUMPTION 10, HARLAN 1: Davenport Assumption won a record 10th state championship with a 10-1 romp over Harlan Saturday in Class 3A.

The Knights s(41-5) cored early and often, recording at least one run in all six innings. Nolan Melchert went 2-for-3 with a double, a two-run home run, a sacrifice fly and four RBIs.

Trenton Wallace was dominant on the mound for Assumption, twirling a complete game and allowing three hits and one unearned run with 13 strikeouts to cap an 11-0 season.

Harlan finished 36-3.

Class 2A

DYERSVILLE BECKMAN 9, CARROLL KUEMPER 6: Dyersville Beckman is back on top of Class 2A high school baseball.

The Trailblazers defeated Carroll Kuemper 9-6 Saturday at Principal Park to win their sixth state championship and first since back-to-back titles in 2012-2013.

Beckman sent 13 batters to the plate in the bottom of the first and used three hits, six walks and a hit batsman to score nine times.

Kuemper (22-13) picked up a run in the fourth and closed the gap to 9-6 with a five-run sixth, but couldn’t get any closer.

Beckman second baseman Riley LeGrand did it all for the Trailblazers (32-11), reaching base three times with two singles, two RBIs and a walk, while pitching the final inning.

Class 1A

NEWMAN 8, MARTENSDALE-ST. MARY’S 3: Mason City Newman won its third Class 1A state title in five years with an 8-3 victory over Martensdale-St. Mary’s Saturday.

It was the sixth overall state championship and 10th title game appearance for the Knights, who also won it all in 2013 and 2015.

Martensdale-St. Mary’s (41-5) jumped out to a 3-0 lead on a two-run single from Esa Johanson in the top of the second.

Newman (35-3) broke loose in the fourth inning when the first six batters reached base and five hits helped produce seven runs. That was plenty of support for starting pitcher Evan Paulus, who pitched his second complete game of the tournament, holding the Blue Devils to three runs on five hits.


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