HS State Baseball; Beckman Ready for Semifinal Appearance

By Jon Swisher-Sports Director:

The 28-13 Beckman Blazer Baseball team returns to action in the 2014 State Tournament tonight with semifinal play inside Principal Park in Des Moines. The 2nd-seeded Blazers meet the number three seed Van Meter who has a mark of 32-2. It’ll be the 14th trip to a semifinal contest for Beckman who is looking for their 12th title game appearance with a victory. All the coverage can be heard starting around 8pm tonight here from KMCH Sports on KMCH and KMCH.com with Sports Director Jon Swisher and Dan McClean.

The other semifinal in 2A this evening that will be played before the Beckman game at 6pm features # 1 North Polk (30-5) vs. #5 Roland-Story (27-12)

Yesterday in 4A quarterfinals;

Johnston 8, Waukee 3
Iowa City West 4, Dowling Catholic 2
Dubuque Hempstead 4, West Des Moines Valley 2
Southeast Polk 1, Cedar Rapids Kennedy 0

In class 1A, semifinal play will be held this afternoon;

Noon — Newman Catholic (35-3) vs. Don Bosco (31-3)
2 p.m. — Twin Cedars (34-0) vs. Gehlen Catholic (30-3)