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It was an emotional week for the Auburn Riverside fastpitch team.
In terms of mileage, the Seattle Thunderbirds aren’t moving all that far from their current hockey homes in Seattle and Kirkland to their new one in Kent.
The sweat is already beading up in the palms of Stephen Foster with equal parts excitement and nerves.
Auburn’s Don Stevenson is walking 13,000 miles to raise awareness and funds for Huntington’s disease (HD), a progressively degenerative brain disorder. He left Seattle on April 26 to complete the final 3,000-mile leg to New York City.
Fear No Evil took the early lead and fended off Gallon and Margo’s Gift down the stretch for a head victory Sunday in the $50,000 Auburn Stakes for 3-year-olds at Emerald Downs.
It was nothing personal against the fine folks from down south.
They were merely trying to be realistic: After graduating seven key players – all of whom could swing a potent bat – the Auburn Riverside Ravens weren’t making any bold predictions about this spring’s softball season.
Shampoo, the champion 3-year-old filly last year, appears headed for big things again in 2008.
Think of Carl Moe, and you think running.
T-minus 46 days. And counting.
The diehard fan knows the name because it defines dependability.