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Stadium Sports Falls Short Of Softball Title; Team Spokane Third

(From Replay, August 27, 1997): Deanna Fountain was named second team All-American at third base and outfielder Jen Risenger was named second team All-American at the ASA Women’s Major Modified National Championship in Huntsville, Ala. Information in Monday’s report was incorrect.

Stadium Sports of Spokane pushed it to an extra game, but had to settle for second place in the Amateur Softball Association Women’s Major Modified National Championship Saturday in Huntsville, Ala.

Stadium Sports came out of the losers’ bracket to beat the unbeaten Thunderbolts of Keene, N.H., 8-7 in eight innings on Linda Bushinski’s single, but then lost in the title game 10-6, leaving the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh. It was the Thunderbolts’ second straight title.

Team Spokane placed third, losing 5-4 to Stadium Sports.

Stadium Sports had four All-Americans - catcher Kristi Kuntz and pitcher Kathy White on the first team and outfielders Bushinski and Bethy Sweigert on the second.

Team Spokane placed tournament batting champion Elaina Bohlman and utility players Andrea Zacker and Loretta Albano on the first team and first baseman Deb Hjortedahl, second baseman Tammy Maxey and outfielder Jen Rizer on the second.

Motor sports

Jay Ulmer of Ephrata became the first driver to repeat as a winner in the Interstate Superstock Racing Series, winning the 100-lap feature Saturday night at Stateline Speedway. Until Ulmer’s second series victory, six different drivers had won races.

Mark Owens of Libby, Mont., was second and Spokane’s Rick Kellogg third.

Saturday at Spokane Raceway Park, Ken Kaltschmidt of Ronan, Mont., won his second Northwest Late Model Superstock series race of the year, holding off second-place finisher Blaine Sneva of Spokane.


Kent Brown of Colville Elks shot a 4-over-par 75 Sunday for a 36-hole total of 149 to finish 14 strokes off the pace - but just seven out of second - in the 14th Pacific Northwest Public Links Amateur Championship at Lake Spanaway Golf Course.

Ken Jenson of Jackson Park shot 67-68-135 for a runaway seven stroke victory.

, DataTimes

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