Warriors bag title in year's first tourney
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Brandon Morris continued his power surge, Jason Garcia and
Austin Weilep combined on a relatively dominant eight-hitter and Lewis-Clark
State pocketed its first tournament title of the 2005 college baseball
The Warriors beat Linfield 7-2 on Sunday afternoon at Harris Field in the
championship game of the Les Schwab Tournament, a four-team weekend
arrangement that served as the season-opening event for L-C and two other
The Warriors won three of their four games, and the common thread in
those victories was a Morris home run.
The senior designated hitter struck in the fourth inning Sunday, driving
a delivery from Linfield starter John Dailey (0-1) over the left-field wall,
a two-run shot. The Warriors added another run in the frame on Antoine
McLeod's RBI single.
Linfield (2-2) responded with a run in the top of the fifth, and L-C's
answer was two scores in both fifth and sixth. Josh Celigoy's fielder's
choice and Paul Keck's double plated runs in the fifth, while an error and
Jose Castenon's double were the sixth-inning producers.
Joey Dyche had three of L-C's 12 hits, its highest team total of the
Garcia (1-0) and Weilep, meanwhile, prevented Linfield from generating
much in the way of threats. Garcia, making his L-C debut, worked the first
five innings, allowing five hits and four walks while striking out one.
Weilep went the final four, yielding three hits and an unearned run while
striking out six and walking none. That earned the sophomore right-hander
The Wildcats, whose tournament losses both came from L-C, got three hits
from David Moore.
The Warriors will stage the five-team Guardian Tournament this weekend at
Linfield vs LCSC
Concordia 16, E. Oregon 4
Josh Brandt had three hits and drove in four runs while Mike Allen and
Adam Hackstedt had three RBI apiece as the Cavaliers (2-3) throttled the
Mountaineers (1-3) in the tournament's third-place game.
Allen, John Grote and James Mannion all homered for Concordia.
Eastern Oregon 010 201 000-- 4 5 4
Concordia 300 651 10x--16 16 1
Turner, Ellingson (4), Owens (6), Windle (8) and Johnston, Mitchell.
Mathews, Gilberti (5) and Hackstedt, Nelson.
W -- Mathews (1-0). L -- Turner (0-1). S -- Gilberti (1).
Eastern Oregon hits -- Carpenter, Shaffer 2 (2B), Kirsch, Johnston.
Concordia hits -- Langford, Allen 4 (2B, HR), Brandt 3 (2-2B, 3B),
Hackstedt 2 (2B), Grote (HR), Young, Salmons 2, Shigano, Mannion (HR).