Urbandale, Johnston to Meet in 4A Championship

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DES MOINES, Iowa — After two impressive wins, we have a state championship matchup of schools just five miles apart. Urbandale started the day with a 10-2 drubbing of Iowa City West to keep their repeat hopes alive. Seven different players drove in a run for the defending champions, and the J-Hawks pulled off a second-straight upset to return to the brink of a title. In the nightcap, Johnston and Dowling went four scoreless innings, until the Dragons busted it open with a six-run fifth inning, surging to a 7-0 win. The Dragons return to the title game for the first time since 2017, when, ironically, they beat the Maroons for the championship. Johnston and Urbandale get started at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.


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