Warriors finish sweep of
Hibbs and Nick Colborn combined on a
seven-hit shutout as Lewis-Clark
State beat Vanguard 7-0 on Saturday
afternoon to finish off a
season-opening three-game sweep at
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In Saturday's first game, the
Warriors outslugged the visitors
from Costa Mesa, Calif., 9-7.
Hibbs, making his first
appearance as a Warrior, worked the
first five innings, allowing five
hits while walking two and striking
out three. Colborn went the final
three, giving up two hits and
striking out as many.
L-C, which had just seven hits,
exploited three Vanguard errors.
Four of the five runs they scored
over the first four innings were
Isaac Simmons had two RBI singles
for the Warriors.
In Saturday's opener, the teams
combined for 24 hits. But they also
committed a composite seven errors
that resulted in five unearned runs
-- four of which were scored by the
An L-C error in the top of the
ninth -- third baseman Allen Balmer
couldn't handle a potential
double-play grounder -- opened the
door for a Vanguard rally. But three
flyouts, the third induced by
reliever Jason Garcia with the bases
loaded, killed the threat.
Nic Benton had four of the
Warriors' 13 hits, while he and Matt
Vogel picked up two RBI apiece.
Vogel's two-run double in the
fourth gave L-C the lead for good,
and Zach Adam, making his Warrior
debut, homered to lead off the
Mike Miller, who replaced L-C
starter Austin Weilep in the fourth,
went five innings in collecting the
Matt Voorhies and Erik Komatsu
homered for Vanguard.
Vanguard falls to 2-3.
The Warriors will play host to
Whitworth today at 1 p.m.