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Area roundup: Ex-Indians pitcher Aubertin dies

A memorial service for former Spokane Indians pitcher Dick Aubertin has been scheduled for Saturday at 11 a.m. in Wilbur Presbyterian Church.

Aubertin, 82, died July 18 in Nespelem, Wash. A member of the Colville Confederated Tribes, the tall right-hander spent part of three seasons with Spokane during the city’s Western International League days in 1950, 1951 and 1954. He was signed out of high school by the New York Yankees and began his pro career with a 6-1 record for Fond de Lac (Wis.) in 1948.

The Wilbur resident’s career was compromised by a logging accident, and he retired in 1954 after posting a 2-3 record in 15 games for Spokane.


Zach Spencer of Mead shot a 73 and was in a three-way tie for second place one stroke back of the leader in the boys 16-17 division after the first round of the WJGA state championship being played in Kent and Renton, Wash.