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NWAC HEADLINES

Community Colleges of Spokane head coach Bryan Winston has swiftly boosted baseball program

By Ryan Collingwood

This dogpile looked familiar.

When Community Colleges of Spokane closer Reed Harrington’s fastball smacked into the leather of catcher Justin Lutz last week in Pasco, it retired a Columbia Basin hitter and signaled the Sasquatch’s first Northwest Athletic Conference East Region title in 14 years.

Navy blue-clad players tossed their hats into the air in jubilation as they charged the mound, piling onto the Boise State-bound pitcher who’d just recorded his NWAC-best 11th save.

Before he was cooled off with a celebratory Gatorade bath, second-year CCS head coach Bryan Winston took in the memory-evoking scene.

Winston was an All-East Region infielder on the last Sasquatch team to win the league in 2005, concluding his sophomore regular season in similar dogpile fashion.

So was assistant coach Ryne Webb.

This is what Winston, who ended his college career at Gonzaga, envisioned for the program when handed the reins.

Read more at the Spokesman Review


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