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By JOHN McCALLUM
Editor 

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.

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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