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Blue Devils bounce SummerHawks in exhibition

Former Cheney players get to shine at home


Paul Delaney

Cheney’s Tanner “Bubba” Smith got caught in a rundown and was tagged out by the Spokane Blue Devils’ Nolan Lilje (13) in last Thursday’s exhibition baseball game at the Ballpark in Cheney. The Blue Devils won 9-4.

It was billed as an exhibition game, which means it could have been a ho-hum deal with a who cares outcome.

But last Thursday’s baseball game between the Cheney AA American Legion SummerHawks and the Spokane Blue Devils Senior Legion baseball teams was a mixture of some fun, but a place where both teams got work done at the Ballpark in Cheney.

The visiting Blue Devils won the contest 9-4 where three former Blackhawks/SummerHawks – Drew Henry, Austin Harding and Tyler Gustafson – not only got to play at home again against some of their former teammates, but also contributed to their te...

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