The class 4-A quarterfinal round is underway in Marshalltown. West Des Moines Valley entered the tournament as the top-ranked team in 4Abut it was Ankeny who played like it. The Hawks used timely hitting and theeight hit pitching of Chris Arringdale to stun the Tigers 7-2. Ankeny tookcommand in the second inning with three runs, the final one on a steal ofhome by catcher Seth Moulton, who says his team came into the game feelingthey had nothing to lose.Moulton added an R-B-I single in the 5th and the Hawks put it away withthree runs in the 6th. Akney will take a 21-22 mark into the semifinalround. Valley ends its season at 36-8. Valley coach Steve Mohr saysdespite the records and the rankings, Ankeny was the better team todayMohr says it was obvious Ankeny was ready to play.Also in class 4A, Mike Adrian tossed a five-hitter as Cedar RapidsWashington downed Dubuque Hempstead 7-1. Adrian says he was feeling theeffects of the sultry conditions.The game brought to a close the run of Hempstead coach Dick Core who in30-years at the helm led the Mustangs to eight tournament appearance andfour state titles. He questioned his decision to retire after the game.Core says getting to the tournament was a fitting way to end it.Fifth ranked Sioux City North scored eight runs after there were two outs inthe top of the seventh in an 11-3 victory over 6th ranked Burlington. KyleThousand went the distance for North yielding just four hits and says theoffensive explosion made his job a lot easier in the bottom of the seventh.Burlington coach Dan Reid says there was no way to explain the seventhinning.Lincoln Mincks struck out 16 in six innings of work as tenth ranked West DesMoines Dowling blanked Davenport West 8-0. Minks said he has never had agame like that.Mincks says it was a great way to open the tournament.Davenport West coach Tom Souhrada (soo-rah-duh) says Mincks was just toogood.
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