UBC halts Warriors' win streak; After winning
opener 9-0, Lewis-Clark State suffers first loss in 16 games,
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VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- After stretching its winning
streak to 16 games Wednesday afternoon, the Lewis-Clark State
baseball suffered its first loss in a month in the second half
of a doubleheader with British Columbia.
In L-C's 9-0 victory, pitcher Carlos Fisher limited the
Thunderbirds to six hits over eight innings. But in the
Warriors' 8-2 loss, UBC racked up seven hits and seven runs
during pitcher Chris Kissock's 2l innings.
The Warriors now stand at 24-5. Their most recent loss had
been on March 6, when Portland beat them 11-9 during the Banana
UBC (21-11-1) took command of the second game with a
seven-run third inning. The first five batters in that frame
reached base to start the threat, and then Steve Bell-Irving
smacked a two-run single.
That blow chased Kissock, a freshman who had won all four of
his decisions this season. His replacement, Derek Landavazo,
then allowed a three-run homer from the first batter he faced,
LCSC, which tallied seven hits, failed to capitalize on
scoring chances. The Warriors had the bases loaded with one out
in the sixth, but Gavin Concepcion flew out, then Justin Fuller
was picked off.
In the first game, Fisher allowed six hits, walked two and
struck out six. He forced the Thunderbirds to strand eight
L-C scored its runs in piecemeal fashion. In the fifth, Joey
Dyche scored from third on a double steal ran with Dan Morrow.
That made it 3-0.
And in the eighth, Nicolas Benton stroked a two-run single
that put the Warriors up 8-0.
LCSC will return to Lewiston to take on Concordia in a
four-game series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.
NOTES -- Two losses last week by defending national champion
Cumberland, Tenn., allowed the Warriors to jump up one spot to
second in this week's NAIA Top 25. L-C drew six first-place
votes and 579 total points, leaving it five points behind the
new No. 1, Embry-Riddle, Fla. (36-3). Cumberland (33-9) dropped
to eighth. Following L-C are Houston Baptist (26-5); Lyon, Ark.
(37-7); Bellevue, Neb. (28-7); Oklahoma City (38-7); and Lee,