Baseball substate brackets for the 2023 postseason are now available for all classes.

The first round of postseason games in 2A and 1A are scheduled for Saturday, July 1, then second round district games on Wednesday, July 5. Winners will advance to the Saturday, July 8 district final, followed by substate final games set for Tuesday, July 11. In 2A and 1A, district finalists will meet in the substate final, matching District 1 with District 2, District 3 with District 4, etc.

Class 4A and Class 3A begin the postseason with the substate first round on July 7, followed by second round games on July 10 and substate finals on July 12. Brackets in 3A are eight teams each. In 4A, the six-team brackets see all teams play in the first round, then the highest-seeded winner receives a bye to the substate final as the two other winners face off in the second round.

Eight teams from each classification will advance to the 2023 IHSAA State Baseball Tournament, currently scheduled for July 17-21 in Carroll (2A, 1A) and Iowa City (4A, 3A).



To view updated postseason schedules and scores, visit the IHSAA baseball page at Bound. 
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IHSAA Postseason Brackets


First round sites and game times listed within brackets. Complete sites and times for second round and district final contests will be determined once first round is complete.


For IHSAA policies and event details, please review Baseball’s Postseason Manual. 

New in 2023: No seeding meetings will be used for tournament games. Rather, through a motion from our baseball advisory committee and approved by the IHSAA Board of Control, postseason seeding will now be done through a collaboration between the IHSAA and the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association (IHSBCA) rankings committee. This committee will assemble weekly rankings throughout the season for all classes. This information tabulated throughout the season will be utilized by the IHSAA office for postseason assignments.



  • $6 plus fees: District Games (2A, 1A) & Substate (4A, 3A) Games
  • $8 plus fees: Substate Finals

All host sites will utilize digital sales through the IHSAA Tickets page. 

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