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DESOTO HEADED TO STATE BASEBALL
May 16, 1996
English was a foreign language for Gardner-Edgerton most of Wednesday night. DeSoto junior right-hander David English no-hit the Blazers through 5aid. “I think he will go up immediately in the polls. … It certainly is a plus for his presidential campaign.” Karl Trautman, a Baker University political science professor, said the resignation helps Dole’s campaign “absolutely.” “It’s overdue. I think he should have done it three to four weeks ago,” Trautman said. “President Clinton was setting the agenda. Dole was being held hostage by the structure of the Senate, the way things are run in the Senate.” not enough.” English’s no-hitter was spoiled by Phil Burk’s single up the middle with two outs in the top of the sixth. English faced five batters in the top of the seventh before being relieved by freshman Scott Lero, who pitched left-handed but threw right-handed from his third-base position. “We just haven’t put it together until now,” English said. “We’re peaking right now and playing as a team. I wanted it (the shutout) bad, but you can’t always have it.” Enlgish allowed two singles and two earned runs in 6utman, a Baker University political science professor, said the resignation helps Dole’s campaign “absolutely.” “It’s overdue. I think he should have done it three to four weeks ago,” Trautman said. “President Clinton was setting the agenda. Dole was being held hostage by the structure of the Senate, the way things are run in the Senate.” o went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and sophomore center fielder Jason Liles went 1-for-2 with two RBIs with a double. English’s performance was the latest in solid regional pitching efforts for DeSoto. On Monday, Curtis Vignery tossed a one-hitter to lead the Wildcats to a 1-0 win over Bonner Springs. In the regional semifinal earlier Wednesday, DeSoto stunned host Tonganoxie, 2-0, behind a four-hitter from Owens. The Chieftains, the No. 1 seed in the six-team regional, were ranked first in the latest Class 4A coaches poll. “We came in here real confident that we could do it,” English said. “We executed and did it.” Tonganoxie, which had swept the Wildcats two weeks earlier, finished the season with a 16-3 record. Gardner-Edgerton, ranked fourth in Class 4A and trying to make state for the first time in the three-year history of the program, finished the season with a 14-4 record. The Blazers advanced to the regional final with a 4-2 victory over Santa Fe Trail. State pairings will be announced later this week. DeSoto 8, Gardner-Edgerton 3 Gardner-Edgerton 000 000 3—3 3 2 DeSoto 102 005 X—8 8 1 Aaron Eastland, Eric Thompson (4) and Jay Pyle. David English, Scott Lero (7) and Brent Chrisjohn. W — English. L — Eastland. 2B — Jason Liles, DeSoto.