The Substate Pairings for the postseason were released on Tuesday. The J-Hawks, holding the top seed in their substate, will face the 6th seed North Scott. That game will be played Friday, July 17th at 7:00 at the Jefferson Baseball Field. If the J-Hawks would win, they would recieve a second round bye and play in the Substate Final on Wednesday, July 22nd at home. That game would also begin at 7:00. If the J-Hawks would win that game as well, they would earn a state tournament appearance and play at Principal Park in Des Moines. The first round of 4A games will be played on Wednesday, July 29th. The state tournament field is re-seeded, and pairings as well as times are TBD.
In MVC Conference play, the J-Hawks are competing for the Conference crown. In the Valley Division, Jefferson holds a two game lead over Iowa City West. Overall, the J-Hawks are tied with Prairie at 18-4, but hold the tiebreaker as they swept Prairie earlier this season. Each team only has 4 conference games remaining over the next week. The race will be down to the wire. The J-Hawks play Cedar Falls friday away and Dubuque Hempstead next monday at home to finish the conference schedule.