Dutch baseball clapping

The Dutch baseball team is pictures showing respect to Humboldt, following Pella's win Tuesday night. 

One thing has remained constant for the Pella High Little Dutch baseball team.

Through four playoff games they have pitched four shutouts.

After coasting through district and substate action the No. 5 ranked Dutch knocked off the Humboldt Wildcats 6-0 in the first round of the 2016 State Tournament Tuesday night.

The 2015 Pella squad set the table for the current team by finishing as state runner-up in Class 3A.

The latest pitching gem was a six-hit shutout by Grant Judkins. The senior struck out 14 and walked one in improving his record on the mound to 10-1.

Pella broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the third. Hits by AJ Kingery and Judkins set the table for Jaden Rolffs, who blasted a triple to score two runs. Landon Vander Leest followed with a single for a 3-0 advantage.

With Judkins and the Pella defense pitching goose eggs on the scoreboard that was more than enough run support.

In the fifth, Pella added two runs when Avery Van Zee scored on a wild pitch and Rolffs ripped a double to score Kingery. The sixth run crossed the plate with Van Zee getting the RBI.

Pella (31-8) will now face Carlisle Friday at 11 a.m. at Principal Park in Des Moines in the state semi-finals.