The Western Dubuque Bobcat high school baseball team gets a chance to get some revenge this afternoon at the state baseball tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines. The 5th ranked and third seed Bobcats (32-9) will meet the 9th ranked and number 6 seed Urbandale J-Hawks (28-14). The J-Hawks are the team that ended W-D’s state championship dreams last season beating the Bobcats 7-3 in the 4-A semi-finals before going on to capture the state championship.
W-D enters the tournament with the top pitching staff in the 4-A field boasting a team ERA of 1.87 while limiting opponents to a team batting average of .222.
Game time is scheduled for 4:30 with the winner advancing to face either Iowa City West or Pleasant Valley in the semi-finals on Friday.