It was a classic east – west showdown.
The Scarlets of East, ready for a return to state after 15 years of waiting.
Standing in their way, West Des Moines Valley – winners of four titles during that East drought.
It was a 4-2 ball game heading to the 7th. Colby Carmichael started in the sub-state final two-years ago and took the loss, Wednesday night he finishes a complete game for the win.
This will be the Scarlets’ first trip to Principal Park for the state tournament.
Johnston hosted Dowling also for a trip to Principal Park.
Johnston moves on, 3-0.
Ankeny will defend their title after edging Fort Dodge.
Dallas Center Grimes beat Norwalk, 5-3.
Boone is also going to state.