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Blue Devils' state plans doomed by lost opportunities

Team has chances but does not cash in to reach state


Paul Delaney

Blue Devils’ player Tristan Flippo from Cheney beats the throw to the plate in last Sunday morning’s 11-8 American Legion AAA loss to Bellingham. The Blue Devils fell 5-3 to Yakima in a loser-out, winner to state game later in the afternoon.

The Spokane Blue Devils played the numbers game all year, hoping that a dozen or so bodies would get them where they wanted to go.

The gamble played itself out last Sunday in the American Legion baseball regionals at Al K. Jackson Field where the team that is sprinkled with four Cheney players lost both games and saw their season come to an end.

After an 11-6 win Saturday night over the regular season champion Spokane Bandits in their opening game, the Blue Devils lost Sunday morning to the top-seeded team from Bellingham 11-8 and then 5-3 to Yakima.

The Blue Devils finished 7-13 in Spokane...

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