What another amazing week of high school baseball in Iowa! It was filled with everything from upsets to blowouts and everything in between. When all was said and done across the second week of action, 45 teams who were in action have remained undefeated on the season so far. As for our Victory Mounds top ten squads, across all classes, teams went a combined 104-42 while outscoring opponents by a 1,084-562. Now lets go ahead and take a look at how each classes top ten fared out across week two.
Perhaps the most fireworks across all the classes came within the 1A ranks. First off, top-10 teams produced the most runs out of any of the classes, sporting 345 runs for the week. That in turn led 1A top-10 teams to a 34-6 record. That marked both the highest win total and lowest loss total of all the classes. Lots of storylines to follow from the reigning champs rough start, to Kee stealing the show with an 8-0 record and 81 runs scored across week two action. That marked the most out of any team in the state. Kingsley-Pierson also impressed with a victory over Council Bluffs St. Albert in a top-10 showdown. No doubt there was action in abundance across Class 1A in week two.
Team Of The Week: Kee (8-0)
There was more excitement happening within the Class 2A ranks as well. As a whole, Class 2A top ten teams went a combined 22-12 on the week. They also outscored their opponents by a 210-158 margin, which did mark the slimmest scoring margin out of any class through week two. Van Meter showcased as always, posting the second-highest scoring mark with 56 runs compared to just three allowed. If that was impressive, Estherville Lincoln Central allowed just one run in their four games. Meanwhile, Pella Christian emerged as a force, taking down Des Moines Christian in a tough week two battle.
Team Of The Week: Van Meter
Certainly a lot of excitement was had at the Class 3A level across week two’s action. In total, Class 3A top-10 teams outscored their opponents 288-185 while recording a 25-15 combined record. Plenty of story lines to follow including the emergence of Clear Creek Amana who outscored their opponents 75-10 within the first five game of the season. That included an impressive sweep over top-ranked Marion by a 28-8 scoring margin, the largest two-game deficit for the Wolves over the past few seasons. Grinnell also impressed with another undefeated week record, allowing just four runs in week two. Overall, Grinnell is one of just five 3A teams to remain undefeated on the season. Xavier also continued to impress with great performances including a 17-13 win over Cedar Falls, the largest single game combined scoring effort of the season. You also saw Independence sweep Solon in a top-10 battle.
Team Of The Week: Clear Creek Amana
If week two showed anything, it showed that Class 4A is a battle from the team at the bottom all the way to the team at the top. Even though five teams within the top ten went undefeated across week two, there are just two 4A teams overall that remain without a loss on their record. Combined, top-10 teams in 4A went 23-9, outscoring their opponents 232-123. Johnston continued their dominance as they went undefeated on the week while posting up 52 runs. Unranked Des Moines East and Des Moines Roosevelt showed the depth of Class 4A, splitting double-headers with Indianola and Waukee Northwest respectively. Cedar Falls split with 3A Xavier and lost out on a 17-13 battle, the highest combined scoring effort of any two teams in week two. Dubuque Hempstead faltered through their tough schedule in week two, proving that ANY team can suffer a loss in any given contest.
Team Of The Week: Johnston