1985: Lewis-Clark State College Baseball NAIA World Series Championship No. 2
LEWISTON, Idaho -- The
Warriors hoped for a repeat in 1985 and got off to a much better start than the previous
season with a 7-1 thrashing of Grand View, Iowa, in their tournament opener.
And it only got easier. LCSC
blasted North Georgia 17-1 and followed that with a 17-2 win over Southern California
College. It became tougher at that point as Dallas Baptist, Texas, provided a test for the
Warriors. But LCSC prevailed 8-3, setting up a matchup with respected national power St.
The Fighting Saints topped the
Warriors 9-7 but then were eliminated by Dallas Baptist.
In the title game against
Dallas Baptist, the Warriors fell behind 5-0 in the second inning.
But LCSC ought back with the long ball to take its second straight
championship before a record crowd of 5,121 at Harris Field.
Shortstop Brian Thomas belted a two-run triple to right field to break a 6-6 tie in the
fifth inning and put the Warriors ahead for good. In all, the Warriors scored five runs in
the inning. Jamie Archibald and Kyle Brock hit back-to-back home runs in the inning while
Joe Padilla added a solo shot in the seventh.
Tony Dineen pitched seven innings of six-hit ball, striking out six and walking one.
Dineen was named the tournament's MVP as he struck out 16 while walking one in his last
two tournament games.