March 28, 2013 | Vol. 116 -- No. 49

Cheney baseball just needs time to reveal 'upside'

Pitching, interchangeability will be keys to Blackhawks attempts to return to state tournament

Cheney High’s baseball team is off to a 1-4 start, but if that seems discouraging, the Blackhawks and their fans can check a little recent history – last year’s squad also started 1-4.

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That team went on to win 15 of their last 20 games, seven straight at one point, en route a 17-9 record, District 7 title and second seed to the 2A state tournament where they lost to East Valley-Yakima in the quarterfinals.

Blackhawks manager Randy Elam returns three of last year’s nine starters for his eighth season at the helm of Cheney baseball: seniors Austin Harding and Connor Netz along with s...

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