Kadeem Smalls, manager of the Cheney SummerHawks American Legion baseball team, knew his group would face tough competition in this year's Wood Bat Classic Tournament, July 4-6, and boy was he right.
Cheney struggled in the first day of competition, dropping a 5-1 game to Sandpoint.
In the Sandpoint game, Cheney struggled to get their bats going. Andrew Witt scored the only run for the SummerHawks in the third inning.
In their second game, Cheney again failed to get their offense going as they lost 3-0 to West Valley-Selah.
The SummerHawks fared better on the second day of the tournamen...