May 21

Central DeWitt 8, West Liberty 2

May 23

Central DeWitt 4, Davenport Central 3 (eight innings)

Foreshadowing their success in close contests — 9-0 in one-run games — the Sabers walk off for a non-conference win when Boomer Johnson coaxes a bases-loaded walk to score Tyson Dunne.

May 30

Central DeWitt 3, Benton 1

(12 innings)

Central DeWitt 5, Benton 1 

May 31

Central DeWitt 11

Calamus-Wheatland 3

June 3

Central DeWitt 10, Center Point-Urbana 1

Central DeWitt 3, Center Point-Urbana 1

June 6

Central DeWitt 11, Williamsburg 1

(five innings)

Central DeWitt 5, Williamsburg 1

June 10

Central DeWitt 2, Marion 1

Central DeWitt 5, Marion 1

A battle of future 3A state semifinalists is dominated by Sabers pitching. Senior Lucas Bixby strikes out 12 Indians in the opener, while junior Alex McAleer allows just three hits in the nightcap.

June 11

Central DeWitt 4, West Delaware 1

Central DeWitt 6, West  Delaware 1

June 13

Central DeWitt 14

Vinton-Shellsburg 6

Central DeWitt 18

Vinton-Shellsburg 5 (five innings)

June 14

Central DeWitt 14, Northeast 1

(five innings)

June 17

Central DeWitt 1, Solon 0 

(eight innings)

Central DeWitt 1, Solon 0 

(10 innings)

June 18

Central DeWitt 4, North Scott 3 (12 innings)

The Sabers complete a stretch of 30 innings in two days with their third straight walk-off victory. This time, sophomore Henry Bloom singles to drive in John McConohy.

June 20

Central DeWitt 8, South Tama 3

Central DeWitt 6, South Tama 5 

June 28

Central DeWitt 14, Camanche 6

July 1

Central DeWitt 12, Maquoketa 0

(six innings)

Central DeWitt 13, Maquoketa 0

July 2

Central DeWitt 11, Independence 0

(five innings)

The Sabers finish a 25-0 start to their season with a dominant beginning to July, as Central out-hits the Mustangs and Cardinals, 44-11.

July 5

Mount Vernon 20, Central DeWitt 9

(six innings)

Central DeWitt 7, Mount Vernon 2

(five innings)

July 8

Central DeWitt 6

Clear Creek-Amana 3

Central DeWitt 6, 

Clear Creek-Amana 3

For the first time since joining the conference in 2004, the Sabers are WaMaC champions. Central DeWitt would finish 24-1 in WaMaC-play, the league’s best mark since 2011.

July 9

Central DeWitt 10, Beckman 0

Central DeWitt 16, Beckman 12

July 11

Central DeWitt 10, Bellevue 3

July 12

Davenport West 5, Central DeWitt 2

July 15

Central DeWitt 4, Davenport North 3

July 16

Dubuque Senior 11, Central DeWitt 1  (five innings)

Central DeWitt 14, Dubuque Senior 4

The Sabers wrap up the regular season by winning their 33rd game, a new school record.

The Postseason

3A District 8 semifinal

Central DeWitt 8, Anamosa 4 

3A District 8 final

Central DeWitt 4, West Delaware 3 (16 innings)

In a marathon contest that lasted over four hours, Central DeWitt finally breaks through in the bottom of the 16th when Boomer Johnson reaches safely on an error, scoring Nolan Haack. Lucas Bixby and Alex McAleer combine to hold the Hawks scoreless for 14 straight innings and the Sabers overcome leaving 18 men on base.

3A Substate 4 final

Central DeWitt 3, Dubuque Wahlert 2

Senior Garrett Finley makes an unplanned start on the mound after the lengthy district final and responds by allowing just two runs. The Sabers score first for the first time in the postseason and never trail, clinching the program’s third trip to the state tournament.

3A state quarterfinal

Central DeWitt 11, Centerville 1

(five innings)

Limited to seven runs in its previous two postseason games, Central DeWitt erupts for 11 runs to rout Centerville — the reigning 2A state champion — in just five innings. Eight different Sabers players score in the game, while seven players have hits.

3A state semifinal

Central DeWitt 4, Davenport Assumption 1 

The Sabers end familiar postseason foe Davenport Assumption’s bid for a third straight 3A state title behind a two-hitter on the mound from junior Alex McAleer. McAleer struck out a career-high 11 batters and the Sabers scored three times in the first two innings to reach the state finals for the first time.

3A state final

Cedar Rapids Xavier 8, Central DeWitt 1

Success with two outs helps Cedar Rapids Xavier win its second-ever state baseball title. The Saints collect seven of their 11 hits with two outs, while building an early 4-1 lead. The Sabers briefly make it 3-1 on a Garrett Finley double, scoring Devin Hurdle, but Central bows out at as state runner-up.