The Class 1A District 12 Semifinals were very interesting, but the team with the better record won both contests, as heard on 104.9 FM KBOE.
In the first battle, North Mahaska’s season came to a close as Moravia got a 9-4 win. Opportunistic hitting, aggressive baserunning, and a phenomenal complete game from sophomore Tucker Babbit were the difference for the Mohawks, as they are now 25-5 and two wins away from the state tournament in Des Moines.
Moravia will face BGM, who defeated Cardinal in a 10-0 run-rule decision in five innings. BGM got a four-hit complete game from senior Kaiden Fiebelkorn, who allowed just one hit after the first inning. BGM is receiving votes in Class 1A, and their diverse and powerful offense in support of their ace pitcher showed that their prowess should not be ignored.
North Mahaska’s season ends at 16-12, while Cardinal’s ends at 10-16.
Moravia will have to travel to Brooklyn to face 22-7 BGM on Saturday night in the Class 1A District 12 Championship Game. First pitch will be at 7 PM. The winner of that contest will face either #2 Don Bosco or North Tama in the Class 1A Substate 6 Final in Marshalltown on Tuesday, July 19th.