Following a thrilling victory on Wednesday, the Hempstead High School baseball team will refocus and play in the 4-A state semi-finals today at the state tournament at Principal Park in Des Moines. The Mustangs ranked 4th and seed 3rd meet 2nd ranked and 2nd seed Ankeny at 4:30 this afternoon. Both teams had to fight to advance out of the quarterfinals with the Mustangs claiming a 7-6 walk off win over Iowa City High and Ankeny surviving a tight contest winning 5-4 over Pleasant Valley.
The winner will play Saturday night at 7:30 for the state crown against the winner of the final game of the day between defending state champ Urbandale and Johnston. You can hear the Hempstead state semi-final game on AM 1370 and kdth.com with pregame at 4:15.