BOYS BASEBALL: Playing For State

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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.