Davenport Assumption Knights defeated Boone in first round action at the Iowa High School baseball state tournament in Des Moines Tuesday. Assumption jumped out in the lead 4-0 by scoring 2 runs in the 1st and 2nd innings, but Boone answered back with 2 runs of its own in the 4th inning and another run in 6th to close the lead to 5-3, but the Knights held on to the victory. Boone outhit Assumption 8-7, but could not stage a comeback, as they did in their substate victory, when they scored 4 runs in the 7th to win.
Assumption (25-15) goes on to play Sioux City Heelan (35-4) on Friday at 12:00noon. Boone ends their season at 23-11.
Reminder that Class 4A action starts today for other area Davenport schools at Principal Park in Des Moines with #8 seed Davenport North Wildcats against #1 seed Des Moines East for a 2:00pm game, and #7 seed Clinton River Kings against #2 seed and defending champion Ankeny for a 8:00pm game.