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Grand Slams Power Zags In Banana Belt

Two grand slams helped Gonzaga University win twice Friday at Lewis-Clark State’s Banana Belt baseball tournament in Lewiston.

The Bulldogs (2-0-1 in the tournament) defeated National Baseball Institute of Canada 16-9 in six innings, then topped Portland 13-10 in seven innings.

Washington State fell to 1-1 in the tournament with a 17-3 loss to Oregon State in seven innings.

Kevin Workman homered twice - a grand slam and a three-run shot - and drove in eight runs for Gonzaga against NBI. Travis Knight hit a two-run double and Bryan Hunt a two-run home run in Gonzaga’s five-run fifth. Against Portland, the Bulldogs scored nine runs in the second inning, with the key hits being Jason Uberuaga’s grand slam and Donnie Murrell’s two-run homer.

Oregon State’s 10-run fourth inning keyed the Beavers’ victory over Washington State.

All three games were shortened due to the tournament’s time limit.

Playfair feature

Flying Huey comes in from Portland Meadows to highlight today’s $10,000-added Children Of The Sun Handicap at Playfair Race Course.

The 1-mile eighth race also features Golden Gate arrival Mantis, Ought to Burn, Just Another Buzz, Super Pic, Bold Oak and Garrison Finish.

, DataTimes