The Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial baseball teams will both get to open postseason play at home.
Class 4A substate pairings were announced by the Iowa High School Athletic Association on Thursday. Ankeny has earned a No. 2 seed in Substate 7, while Centennial has received a No. 3 seed in Substate 2.
The Hawks (14-16) will host a quarterfinal game against fifth-seeded Newton (10-18) on July 13 at 7 p.m. The Jaguars (15-17) will host a quarterfinal game against fourth-seeded Mason City (13-19), also at 7 p.m. on July 13.
Second-ranked Urbandale (25-5) is the No. 1 seed in Substate 7 and will host Des Moines Hoover (2-24). Third-seeded Ottumwa (24-11) will host Des Moines East (15-17) in the other quarterfinal game.
No. 3 Indianola (27-2) is the No. 1 seed in Substate 2 and will host Ames (6-21). Second-seeded Valley (24-12) will host Des Moines Roosevelt (11-18) in the other quarterfinal matchup.
The highest-seeded first-round winner in each substate receives an automatic bye to the substate final, which will be played on July 18. Pairings for the semifinal games, which will be played on July 16, will be determined following the first-round contests.