Ben Bean hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lead the Highland baseball team to an 8-7 win over Iowa Mennonite School on Tuesday in a Class 1A district quarterfinal game in Lone Tree.
Bean connected for the game-winning blast, leading off the seventh for the Huskies. He finished 2-for-4 with a homer, double, and four RBI. Jake Yeggy added a double and an RBI, while Caleb Brase and Chase Rath each had an RBI.
Colten Schneider was the winning pitcher after entering the game in relief.
For IMS, Kirby Shetler hit a two-RBI double to tie the score in the top of the seventh, but it was not enough to complete the comeback attempt.
Drake Brezina went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs to help pace IMS. Tobyn Bender was 1-for-2 with two RBI.
Highland advances to a district semifinal game with Lone Tree, who won 10-3 over Sigourney Tuesday, at 7 p.m. Thursday in Lone Tree.
Highland improved to 17-8. IMS closes its season at 7-16.
• DAVENPORT CENTRAL 7-1, WEST HIGH 3-11: West High split a doubleheader with Davenport Central in Iowa City. West lost 7-3 before winning 11-1 in six innings.
Davenport Central staked out an early 7-0 advantage in the first game as the Trojans tallied just three runs on six hits.
In Game 2, West pounded out 13 hits as a team. Kevin DeLaney helped lead offensively with three hits, including two doubles, and two RBI. Izaya Ono-Fullard added two hits and four RBI. Connor McCaffery also had two hits.
Tanner Lohaus won the game on the mound. Lohaus struck out six in five innings.
West is 29-11.
• CITY HIGH 8-0, NORTH SCOTT 5-4: City High split a doubleheader with North Scott in Eldridge. City won 8-5 before losing 4-0.
Nick Sueppel, Caleb Sass, and Joey Schnoebelen all posted two hits and an RBI for the Little Hawks in the first game. Brady Cotton was the winning pitcher. Nile Ringen threw 22/3 scoreless innings out of the bullpen.
Ryan Brennan allowed two earned runs in three innings as City was shutout in the nightcap.
City is 22-17-1.