Warriors keep on rolling ; L-C wins 10th straight over Albertson, 4-0
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CALDWELL -- Brad Davis and Carlos Fisher combined on Lewis-Clark State's
seventh shutout of the season, Joey Dyche sustained his hitting tear and the
Warriors tightened their stronghold in what not too many years ago was NAIA
baseball's greatest instate rivalry.
L-C's 4-0 victory over Albertson on Saturday afternoon at Simplot Stadium
was its 10th straight in this head-to-head series, including four this
spring. The season's last scheduled matchup of these Region I adversaries
will take place today at 11 a.m. PDT.
Davis earned his fifth victory with a start that lasted seven innings and
saw just four hits. The senior left-hander struck out six, walked two and
was never seriously threatened until the seventh, when he yielded two
singles and walked the bases loaded. But the next batter, Nic Florence,
grounded out to end the inning.
Fisher, making just his second relief appearance of the season, worked
two perfect innings, striking out four.
Second-ranked L-C (35-6) trimmed its team earned run average to 2.15.
While the Warriors struggled at the plate, managing just six hits -- all
singles -- Dyche went 3-for-5 to raise his batting average to an eye-popping
.503. The junior center fielder's RBI single in the fourth inning pushed
across L-C's final run.
The Warriors scored three times in the first inning, although only one
run was driven in with a hit, by Gavin Concepcion. Albertson starter Charlie
Strandlund (6-1) plunked Jose Castenon with the bases loaded, then Brandon
Morris, who reached with a walk, scored on a passed ball.
The Coyotes (19-15) were shut out for the first time this year.