It has been 16 years since the IHSAA moved the baseball state tournament to Principal Park and during that time there have been 64 champions crowned. Sifting through those 64 teams trying to compile the 10 best was nearly impossible. Every team that makes the tournament is special and winning a title requires top end talent, great coaching and usually a little luck. We did our best – and here is the start of our all-class, top ten Principal Park Era teams list.
- 2018 URBANDALE JAYHAWKS, 36-6
One of the best base running teams the state has ever seen, the Jayhawks stole 133 MORE bases than their opponents. The top end of the rotation (Luke Patzner and Luke Llewellyn) struck out 163 in 113.1 IP and didn’t lose a game all year. Despite losing their top two starters, Heinen’s crew would repeat in 2019.