Iowa High School BASEBALL

Iowa’s High School SUMMER PASTIME

The IHSAA has held a baseball state championship each year since 1928, and Iowa remains the only state in the country that plays summer baseball. Each season concludes with the advancement of eight teams from each of four classifications playing at the home of the Iowa Cubs, Principal Park in downtown Des Moines.

Herff Jones. Champion has a ring to it.

Summer sports return approved for June 1.



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Baseball Guidance & FAQs

Baseball Guidance & FAQs

For release: May 26, 2020 Below is a series of Frequently Asked Questions from the Iowa High...

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Baseball: First Competition

June 15

First baseball games of the season begin.

Baseball: Postseason, Preliminary Round, 1A

July 9

Class 1A baseball postseason tournament begins.

Baseball: Postseason, First Round, 2A & 1A

July 11

The baseball postseason tournament continues with 2A & 1A play.

Baseball: Postseason, Second Round, 2A & 1A

July 14

Class 2A & 1A baseball teams compete in postseason tournament play.

Baseball: Postseason, First Round, 4A & 3A

July 17

4A & 3A baseball teams begin postseason tournament play.

Baseball: Postseason, District Finals, 2A & 1A

July 18

Class 2A & 1A baseball teams continue postseason tournament competition.

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For all things postseason and tournament, refer to the IHSAA Baseball Tournament Central.