VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Kyle Allen pitched
eight strong innings, and three Warriors had two RBI apiece as Lewis-Clark State
drubbed British Columbia 12-2 on Tuesday night in the opener of a two-game
series between NAIA Region I adversaries.
Allen, a junior left-hander, allowed two runs and five hits while striking out eight. He became the first L-C pitcher this season to work eight innings, running his record to 5-1.
The Warriors, 34-7 after their sixth consecutive victory, led throughout. They scored three times in the second inning, with two runs coming on a Justin Fuller single that boosted his hitting streak to 17 games.
Two hits and a pair of British Columbia throwing errors led to two L-C runs in the fifth, making it 5-2, and the Warriors added three runs in each the eighth and ninth. Ryan Stevenson's two-run triple keyed the eighth-inning flurry, while Jose Rodriguez's two-run double instigated the ninth-inning outburst.
British Columbia, 22-14, got its two runs in the third.
The Thunderbirds used six pitchers. Only the starter, Doug Grant, lasted more than 1l innings.
The teams play again today at 1 p.m.