Warriors Smack Nine Homers in 25-0 Rout of Wildcats
LEWISTON,ID--Top-ranked Lewis-Clark State College crushed nine home runs, tying a 19-year school record, en route to a 25-0 thrashing of NCAA Division II’s Central Washington University, Friday afternoon, at Harris Field.
The Warriors (3-1) were led by NAIA All-America catcher Gabe Stajduhar’s (Chehalis, WA/Lower Columbia College) two solo home runs. Mark Gallagher (Marina, CA/Sacramento City College) led off the home half of the first inning with a solo shot to right center. David Bernstine (Vallejo, CA/Sacramento City College) ripped his second home run of the year, a solo shot, in the second inning. Matt Morgan (Orosi, CA/College of the Sequioas) blasted a two-run shot in the seventh. Morgan also had a pair of doubles on the afternoon. Louisiana State University transfer Zeph Zinsman (Cupertino, CA/LSU) opened the seventh with a solo homer to center field. Following Zinsman, Kona Sampaio (Kailua, HI/L.A. Pierce College), in his first at-bat of the year, roped a solo shot to right center. Then two batters later, Brian Bowman (Pleasanton, CA/College of San Mateo), also in his first at-bat, took the first pitch from new Central Washington pitcher, Josh Roberts, over the center field wall for a three-run homer. The record tying shot came when designated hitter Mike Madrid (Silver City, NM/El Paso CC) hit a grand slam home run in part of an 11-run eighth inning.
The Warriors got an excellent outing from Arizona State University-transfer, Andy Torres (Bell Gardens, CA/ASU), who went six innings, giving up two hits, and struck out six batters.
The win over CWU is Lewis-Clark State’s 12th in a row in the series, and LCSC also has won 12 in a row in home openers.
Central Washington (0-1) was led offensively by Seth Hill who collected three singles.
The nine home runs ties the record set May 4th, 1983 against Whitworth College, a 25-7 win for LCSC.
The same two teams meet at 1:00 PM Saturday when LCSC’s ace
Collin Perschon (Bellevue, WA/Bellevue CC) is expected to toe the rubber.
He has been rated by Baseball America as the 71st-best prospect in all of
Box score vs. Central Washington
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