Carroll Kuemper is making their 4th straight appearance at the state baseball tournament but still in search of their first state championship. The Knights finished runner-up in 2010, and lost in the semis in 2011 and 2012.
Monday afternoon Kuemper had no trouble with Spirit Lake beating the Indians 5-1. Pitcher Chris Halbur was dominant, throwing a complete game while striking out 10.
Kuemper advances to the semifinals for the 4th straight year, they'll face 2nd ranked North Polk on Thursday.