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Blue Devils hope to bounce back after 2012's fall

Cheney’s Flippo, Gustafson, Harding and Henry will play key roles, coach says


Cheney’s Drew Henry, pictured here in a 2012 high school game, is seen as, “kind of a steadying influence on the group,” Spokane Blue Devils’ coach Tony Byrne said. Henry, and other Cheney players will play a variety of positions for the AAA American Legion team.

The Spokane Blue Devils AAA American Legion baseball team hopes to rebound from their struggles in 2012 and if coach Tony Byrne has his way a group of Cheney players will play big parts.

Coming off a disappointing 4-15 finish, but still just a game away from a trip to the regional tournament, Byrne will have four former Blackhawks – Austin Harding, Tristan Flippo, Drew Henry and Tyler Gustafson – filling key roles.

In addition to Cheney, the Blue Devils feature players from Shadle Park, North Central, Lewis and Clark, Davenport and Lakeside.

“We lost a lot of guys from the previous se...

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