Ankeny senior Jayden Maifeld will play for the Large Schools West in the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Games on Thursday through Sunday in Iowa City. Each of the four all-star teams will play a round-robin schedule from Thursday through Saturday. The consolation and championship games will then be played on Sunday. Maifeld … [Read more...] about Ankeny’s Maifeld to play in IHSBCA All-Star Games
Heading into the 2018 baseball season, Ankeny senior Jayden Maifeld was already established as one of the state's top pitchers. Sophomore Ryan Vermeer of Ankeny Centennial didn't have a reputation to match Maifeld's, but he quickly developed into one of the CIML's top catchers. Both Maifeld and Vermeer have been named to the CIML Central Conference … [Read more...] about Ankeny’s Maifeld, Centennial’s Vermeer named to Central Conference first team
Wednesday's substate baseball final between unranked Ankeny and No. 2 Urbandale was a classic David vs. Goliath matchup. This time, Goliath prevailed. Luke Patzner tossed a two-hitter and had 10 strikeouts to lead the host J-Hawks to a 6-0 victory in a Class 4A Substate 7 final. The loss ended a seven-game winning streak for Ankeny, which finished the … [Read more...] about Hard-throwing Patzner shuts down Hawks in substate final
When the Newton baseball team scored an unearned run in the first inning of Friday's Class 4A substate quarterfinal at Ankeny, it gave the Cardinals some early momentum against one of the state's best pitchers. "I was a little worried before the game--I don't know why," said Ankeny senior righthander Jayden Maifeld. "And then when that happened, I … [Read more...] about Maifeld hurls Hawks past Newton in substate quarterfinal
Thanks to a threat of rain, fans of the Ankeny and Ankeny Centennial baseball teams won't have to choose which postseason game to attend on Friday night. They'll be able to watch both the Hawks and the Jaguars. Ankeny (19-16) will host Newton (11-20) in a Class 4A substate quarterfinal at 7 p.m., while Centennial (20-18) will host Mason City (18-21) in a … [Read more...] about Centennial game moved up to 5 p.m.; Ankeny will play at 7 p.m.