The #3 seeded Rams will take on the #2 seeded Dowling Catholic Maroons Thursday night at 5:30 pm in the State Tournament 5A Semifinal. This will be the third meeting for the two teams this year with the Rams winning the first game of a scheduled doubleheader at Dowling on July 11, 10-0 and Dowling winning the second game 4-3.
Dowling Catholic enters the contest with a 29-8 record. On the offensive side, they have a team batting average of .329 with 338 hits in 1028 at bats. Of those 338 hits, 49 have been home runs and 55 have been doubles. Defensively, their team ERA is 1.87, opponent batting average is .185 and they have accumulated 251 strikeouts.
Southeast Polk enters the match-up with a 29-9 record on the year. Offensively, the Rams have a team batting average of .327 with 346 hits in 1059 at bats. Of those 346 hits, 15 have been home runs and 68 have been doubles. Defensively, SEP has a team ERA of 1.61, opponent batting average of .196 and have recorded 275 strikeouts.
Tickets for the State Tournament are $10 at the gate and the game will be played on the INS Field at Harlan Rogers Park in Fort Dodge.