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Freeman Boots Home Two Stakes-Race Winners At Playfair

Mon., March 17, 1997

Veteran jockey Wayne Freeman, a recent arrival from Turf Paradise in Phoenix, won two of the three stakes races for claiming horses Sunday at Playfair Race Course.

Freeman, who won a riding title at the Spokane track two decades ago, rallied Comealilbitcloser, second in last Saturday’s Lilac Lady Handicap, to win the seventh race, the $5,000 Claimer Supremette, and he utilized similar tactics to take the ninth race, the $4,000 Claimer Supremette, astride Judylyn. Comealilbitcloser paid $13.80. Judylyn paid $16.80.

In between, heavily favored Jeremy’s Song, ridden by Marty Wentz, recorded his fourth victory in five starts at the meet by winning the $5,000 Claimer Supreme.

The races completed the track’s two-day Winter Festival of Racing.

Baseball

With the bases full and one out in the last of the ninth inning, Pat Fischer’s third hit, a single to right field, drove in the winning run as Whitworth defeated George Fox 5-4 in an NCIC game at Whitworth.

The victory enabled the Pirates to level their season record at 3-3. They are 2-0 in conference play.

Community Colleges of Spokane plated four runs each in the fourth and ninth innings to rout Chemeketa CC 13-2 in the Holiday Inn invitational tournament at Ontario, Ore.

Gonzaga University’s Jason Uberuaga, who hit .409 with 13 runs batted in, equaling the tournament high, was named to the Pepsi-Johnny Quik All-Tournament team at Fresno, Calif.

Host Fresno State, which cruised through the tournament with six straight victories, claimed half of the 12 spots on the all-tournament team.

Softball

Former Mead High School player Holly Vanwert hit a home run and earned her first pitching victory as Community Colleges of Spokane defeated Mesa College 6-5 in eight innings in the first of its two games at the Arizona Invitational at Phoenix.

Glendale College plated six runs in the fourth inning and defeated CCS (2-4) 10-6 in the later game.

, DataTimes



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