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Former Lake City standout Manzardo promoted to AA club

The Tampa Bay Rays announced the promotion of first baseman Kyle Manzardo to their class AA team, the Montgomery (Ala.) Biscuits, on Tuesday.

Manzardo, the former Lake City High and Washington State star, hit .329 with 17 home runs, 55 RBIs, and a 1.072 OPS in 63 games for the Rays' High-A affiliate, the Bowling Green (Ky.) Hot Rods.

Manzardo was the Rays' second-round draft pick in 2021.

In his AA debut Tuesday night, Manzardo went 2 for 5 with a double and two RBIs as Montgomery beat the Chattanooga Lookouts 9-3 in Chattanooga, Tenn.

Vandal booster event nears next week at Cd'A Resort Course

COEUR d'ALENE — Live and silent auction items are needed for the Inland Empire Vandal Celebration, scheduled for Aug. 18 at the Hagadone Event Center at The Coeur d'Alene Resort Golf Course.

The event, put on by the Kootenai and Spokane county Vandal boosters and alumni chapters, will feature Idaho football coach Jason Eck, Vandal women's basketball coach Jon Newlee and Idaho athletic director Terry Gawlik.

The event includes a no-host cocktail reception and silent auction at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 7 and the program at 8.

Cost is $100 per person.

Proceeds from the event will benefit the Vandal Scholarship Fund and Alumni Scholarships.

Information: Shelly Robson, 208-651-7992, shellyr@uidaho.edu

WSU QB Ward named to Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list

Washington State sophomore quarterback Cameron Ward was named to the 2022 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award watch list on Tuesday.

The award recognizes the top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity; specifically, tenacity to persist and determination to overcome adversity and injury in pursuit of reaching goals. In addition, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria: born in Texas and/or graduated from a Texas High School and/or played at a Texas-based junior college or currently playing at Texas DI four-year college

Ward, one of 63 players named to the list, transferred to Washington State this past January after two record-setting seasons at Incarnate Word in Texas.

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