Earnest homers, no hits Hennessey; Bugs win District Championship


April 27, 2018

Desiree Malicoat

Dalton Hess slides into second base during Thursday afternoon's game against Hennessey.

ALVA, Okla. – Fresh off signing a letter of intent to play baseball at Butler Community College (Kan.) on Tuesday, Stanton Earnest celebrated by mowing down Hennessey on the field on Thursday. Earnest threw a no-hitter to shut down the Eagles, 11-0, in the opening game of the 2018 playoffs.

In a best two-of-three series to decide the district championship, Alva made work of Hennessey in the second game of the day with a 10-3 to advance to regional play. Regional assignments will be announced on Monday and will be played May 3-5.

The wins move the Goldbugs to 10 games over .500 with a 22-1...

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