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Chris Derrick

Stories by Chris Derrick

Current Position: sports copy editor

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


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Sports >  Spokane Indians

Vancouver’s Andrew Guillotte lifts Canadians past Indians

First-year professional Andrew Guillotte quickly learned about the Vancouver Canadians’ recent success in the Northwest League. The center fielder provided a lift to Vancouver’s postseason hopes Thursday during a 6-3 victory over the Spokane Indians to open a three-game series at Avista Stadium.


Head of the class

Peter Fairbanks knows that people are going to get on his case. In fact, he could probably calculate the odds of that happening using some arcane mathematical formula.
Sports >  Spokane Indians

LeDarious Clark manufactures Indians victory over Salem-Keizer

LeDarious Clark’s batting slump may be mystifying, but it won’t stop him from hurting opponents in other ways. Clark singlehandedly manufactured a run with his speed in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday as his Spokane Indians edged the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes 4-3 at Avista Stadium despite having no hits after the fourth inning.
Sports >  Spokane Indians

Volcanoes cool off Indians

C.J. Hinojosa noticed during his first batting practice at Avista Stadium that the ball tends to sail over the short porch in right field. After already taking advantage of the gap in left-center in the first inning Wednesday, Hinojosa visited the friendly spot in right during the fourth inning.
Sports >  Spokane Indians

Tri-City rips three homers, tops Indians

It took Ty France until his 149th at-bat as a professional baseball player to hit his first home run. The homer may have been a long time coming, but it came at the perfect time for France and his Tri-City Dust Devils.
Sports >  Spokane Indians

Peter Van Gansen leads Northwest League to All-Star win

The first dive worked for the Pioneer League. The second came up just short. Peter Van Gansen of the Tri-City Dust Devils delivered a one-out RBI single into the right-field corner Tuesday as the Northwest League All-Stars edged their Pioneer counterparts 6-5 in 10 innings at Avista Stadium.

Spokane pioneers all-star matchup

Eleven years ago, the Spokane Indians hosted the first Northwest League All-Star Game to help commemorate the league’s 50th anniversary. This season, the league’s 61st, may not share the luster of that Golden Anniversary, but the Indians set out to produce a first-of-its-kind gem anyway.

Spokane Indians bring all-star event to Avista Stadium

The Spokane Indians will host the first joint all-star contest between the Class A short-season NWL and the rookie advanced Pioneer League. Tuesday's game time is 7:05 p.m. after a FanFest at 4 and Home Run Derby at 5:45.
Sports >  Spokane Indians

Just rewards

LeDarious Clark figured he had the numbers to earn a coveted spot on the Northwest League All-Star roster. That didn’t lessen the excitement when his selection became official Tuesday.