Harlan Community’s five senior baseball players pose with the team’s state runner-up trophy following Saturday’s Class 3A title game loss to Assumption. The Cyclones finished the season 33-4 overall and played in their fourth state championship game in a row. Left-right: Ryan Doran, Jacob Bartley, Nick Foss, Jared Moser, Logan Klaassen.

The Tradition Continues...

 The 2018 Harlan Community baseball team added to a growing trophy case last week, making the program’s eighth consecutive state tournament appearance and reaching the championship game for the fourth year in a row, ending with an 11-1 loss to Davenport Assumption on Saturday. HCHS defeated Boone 5-4 in the first round Tuesday night and also rallied past Waverly-Shell Rock for a 7-6 victory in Friday’s semifinals.
 Harlan Community is now tied for third in Iowa with 18 trips to the summer state baseball tournament and ranks fifth with 23 state tournament wins (23-15).
 This year’s five Cyclone seniors - Jared Moser, Ryan Doran, Nick Foss, Logan Klaassen and Jacob Bartley - have never finished a baseball season anywhere other than Principal Park in Des Moines, playing on teams that finished with an incredible 69-7 record the last two years and 127-20 the last four. Moser was a five-year varsity player, during which time HCHS went 152-29.

2018 State Baseball Tournament • Principal Park • Des Moines
Quarterfinal Scores: Friday-Saturday, July 20-21
Newman Catholic 10, Tri-Center 0 (5)    Lisbon 2, Don Bosco, Gilbertville 1
Martensdale-St. Marys 3, St. Albert 2    North Linn 6, Remsen St. Mary’s 3
Semifinal Scores: Thursday, July 26
Newman Catholic 6, Martensdale-SM 0    Lisbon 4, North Linn 2
Championship Game: Saturday, July 28
Newman Catholic, Mason City 9, Lisbon 5
Seventh state title - fourth in six years - for top-seeded Newman (40-1)

Quarterfinal Scores: Monday, July 23

Iowa City Regina 6, Treynor 1    Wilton 3, Denver 2
Van Meter 4, Alta/Aurelia 3    Centerville 6, Estherville-LC 3
Semifinal Scores: Thursday, July 26
Iowa City Regina 4, Van Meter 3    Centerville 13, Wilton 0 (5)
Championship Game: Saturday, July 28
Centerville 4, Iowa City Regina 3
Third state title - first since 2008 - for 6th-seeded Centerville (27-7)

Quarterfinal Scores: Tuesday, July 24
Assumption 5, Bondurant-Farrar 0    Harlan Community 5, Boone 4
Bishop Heelan 3, Solon 2 (8)    Waverly-Shell Rock 8, Carlisle 5
Semifinal Scores: Friday, July 27
Assumption 2, Bishop Heelan 1    Harlan Comm. 7, Waverly-SR 6
Championship Game: Saturday, July 28
Davenport Assumption 11, Harlan Community 1 (6)
Eleventh state title - third in five years - for top-seeded Assumption (34-10)

Quarterfinal Scores: Wednesday, July 25

CR Washington 7, Johnston 5    Urbandale 8, Marshalltown 3
WDM Valley 5, Waukee 1    Epworth, Western Dubuque 7, North Scott 4
Semifinal Scores: Friday, July 27
CR Washington 5, WDM Valley 4    Urbandale 7, Epworth, W. Dubuque 3
Championship Game: Saturday, July 28
Urbandale 3, Cedar Rapids Washington 0
Third state title - first since 2007 - for 2nd-seeded Urbandale (36-6)

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