July 11, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 12

Blue Devils need players to step up

Spokane Blue Devils’ coach Tony Byrne thought some rest might benefit his team because during the month of June they played on 19 of 30 days, and practiced on a number of others.

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So in the lead-up to both the July 4 Woodbat Classic, and the stretch run for the Spokane American Legion AAA season, the schedule was lighter date-wise, but as it turned out, had a heavyweight’s punch to it.

The Blue Devils played an exhibition games last Tuesday versus visiting Excelsior, Minn. where they suffered a 9-5 loss to the team that eventually earned the Senior Woodbat Classic title, 6-1 over Idaho F...

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