Cannons launch season

Baseball team rebrands to West Plains

MEDICAL LAKE - His vacation lasted just about a week, if that, before Medical Lake baseball Coach Austin Sharp turned his focus to a summer job of running the AAA American Legion Cannons.

Newly named as the West Plains Cannons - opting to drop Spokane from the title - the team opened its bid to return to the state playoffs for a fourth consecutive season May 19 with a non-league game 7-6 win at home against River City of Post Falls.

Cheney's Brayden Martin drove in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning with a fielders' choice.

As for the name change, Sharp said "Every away tournamen...


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