The class 1A quarterfinals got underway Monday at the state baseball tournament in Des Moines. Mason City Newman downed Northeast Hamilton 5-1 and Don Bosco beat Lenox 7-2 in the first two games.
The start of the third game was delayed an hour by rain, but once underway, Shaun McGuire stuck out 11 in leading North Sentral Kossuth to a 12-2 win over Grandview Park Baptist. It was Grandview Park Baptist’s first trip to the state tournament.
In the final game, top-ranked and defending champion Iowa Mennonite downed LeMars Gehlen 6-0.