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Cheney gets out the bats in pair of wins over NE 49ers

Score big in 17-6, 12-4 Legion victories


Paul Delaney

Cheney’s Ty Graham (10) slides safely into home ahead of the tag of Spokane Blue Devils’ pitcher Austin Harding in last Thursday’s exhibition game. While Cheney bats came up short in the 9-4 loss, they were active in a pair of American Legion league wins over the Northeast 49ers.

Cheney’s AA American Legion baseball team got the bats going big time last Wednesday getting both a pair of baseball victories, and maybe a little payback, routing the Northeast 49ers 17-6 and 12-4 in games played at Deer Park.

The wins were the SummerHawks’ fifth straight and improved Cheney’s National League record to 8-5, good for second place, behind 13-1 Shadle Park. Cheney handed SP its only league loss so far.

“We’ve been hitting the ball well,” head coach Randy Elam said. “(We had) 23 hits last night (Wednesday),” making the Cheney coach happy considering his team wa...

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