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Pitcher Dan Scheibe goes from Spokane to Spokane

Dan Scheibe thought his pitching career might be over after wrapping up his senior season for Whitworth University, but the right-hander will start his pro career in the same town with the Spokane Indians. Read story


Scheibe said he played baseball in the Spokane area when his Hanford High Falcons competed in a regional tournament. That was the first time Whitworth coach Dan Ramsay spotted him, Scheibe said.


"I went 4 for 4 in that game with four doubles and he still never let me hit (at Whitworth)," Scheibe joked.


Scheibe said playing at the Division III level didn't hurt his chances at being scouted.


"I had a lot of different (college playing) options, ranging from (Division) I all the way to NAIA and community college," he said. "(Whitworth) was a great school and I got a great, all-around experience there. I have nothing but positive things to say about Whitworth and I ended up getting a pro contract, too. I still got seen. Granted, you won’t be seen as much. But if you do things the right way and surround yourself with the right people, you’ll get an opportunity."


As a kid, Scheibe would attend Tri-City Posse games and play catch while the independent Western Baseball League team competed.


"I have many fond memories growing up (in the Tri-Cities), but now I feel like kind of a traitor," Scheibe said. "It’s OK, though. I’m in a Spokane uniform now."





Chris Derrick
Chris Derrick joined The Spokesman-Review in 1990. He currently is a copy editor for the Sports Desk.

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