The state high school baseball tournament opens in Principal Park in Des Moines with the opening round in class 2A. Top ranked Carroll Kuemper takes a 26 game winning streak into a first round matchup against North Fayette.
Kuemper coach Randy Snyder says they talked about how that doesn’t mean anything now that the tournment is starting. Snyder says with everbody’s ace ready to go the first round is tough to get through. He says that is where the biggest upsets come, in the first round, so they have to be focused.
Snyder says the Knights have a talented and experienced team with six guys who have had a lot of impact during the year. Kuemper is 37-1 while North Fayette takes a 30-14 record into the tournament.
The other first round game this evening will match Gilbert against North Polk. The teams split two regular season matchups.