District Champions! That’s a moniker that can be applied to the Kearney County AgVenture Juniors baseball team. The District B5 tournament was held in Central City on July 11-16 and AgVenture outlasted all challengers to advance to the State Class B Junior tourney in Aurora on July 19-23.
AgVenture opened the tournament on July 11 with a 13-0 shutout over Central City. Pitcher Sturgis Hanson tossed a no-hitter in a dominant performance that included 11 strikeouts(seven in-a-row in one stretch) and just three walks.
The contest was close after four innings as AgVenture held just a 2-0 lead. An 11-run explosion in the fifth, however, blew the game wide open. AgVenture parlayed nine hits, a pair of walks and an error into the huge run outburst.
See the July 23rd Courier for full story.