New London Baseball Advances to State

Photo Credit: Deb Helmerson

NEW LONDON – The New London Tigers have advanced to the Class 1A Baseball State Championship next week in Carroll after defeating Moravia 11-1 Tuesday night in their state qualifier game. New London was defeated in the state quarterfinal round by Kee 4-3 last year.

KILJ’s Parker Testa spoke with New London Head Coach Brad Helmerson following Tuesday night’s contest.

“It feels good. It’s one of those deals where these kids have been working hard since last year when we lost in the quarterfinal round, so they’ve been doing the work. It’s rewarding to see them come out and do what they did in those first couple innings.” Helmerson said.

New London will head to Carroll next week for the 1A state tournament with quarterfinal games beginning on Monday.

Below is a list of the 1A state tournament competitors:

Substate 1 Champion: Remsen St. Mary’s

Substate 2 Champion: Newman Catholic

Substate 3 Champion: South Winneshiek

Substate 4 Champion: Lisbon

Substate 5 Champion: North Linn

Substate 6 Champion: New London

Substate 7 Champion: CAM

Substate 8 Champion: Kingsley-Pierson