splits on final day of Regence tourney
Idaho -- Despite allowing only four
earned runs in 19 innings of work, the
Lewis-Clark State College baseball team
had to settle for a split in the final
day of the Regence BlueShield of Idaho
Tournament at LCSC's Harris Field on
Warriors overcame an early 2-0 deficit
to defeat Mayville State of North Dakota
6-4, but then lost to the College of
Idaho 3-2 in 10 innings when LCSC didn't
allow an earned run in the game.
left LCSC at 3-1 in tournament play and
6-2 overall on the season. Mayville
State and College of Idaho both went 2-2
in the tournament, while Whitworth,
which played two games on Saturday, went
Mayville State, the Warriors trailed 2-0
after the Comets scored twice in the top
of the first off of LCSC starter Nick
Masters. Adam Pierce and Brock Gnadt hit
Warriors responded with five runs in the
bottom of the inning for a 5-2 lead.
Ryan Anderson walked and Ricky Reavis
followed with a single. Brent Wyatt then
singled in Anderson and Ikaika Lester
followed with a sacrifice fly to center
to score Reavis and tie the game. Travis
Georgius then doubled in Wyatt, and
Mickey Pingree doubled to left-center
field to make it 4-2. Chris Lum drove in
the final run with a sacrifice fly.
Warriors made it 6-2 in the fourth when
Anderson hit a one-out single and
advanced to second on a throwing error.
Wyatt then singled down the left-field
line to score Anderson.
State added two runs in the sixth when
Kyle Swenson hit a two-run double.
Mayville State, however, went hitless in
the final three innings.
who is from Lewiston, picked up the win
to go to 1-0 on the season. He allowed
four hits and two runs in four innings
of work. He also walked three and struck
out four. Matt Duryea pitched 1.2
innings and allowed two runs and two
hits, along with a walk. Ryan
Woods pitched the final 3.1 innings of
hitless ball. He did allow two walks,
but struck out three to earn the save.
Warriors had 12 hits in the game,
including three apiece from Wyatt and
Georgius. Pingree and Lum had two
apiece. Gnadt had three of Mayville
State's six hits in the contest.
tournament's final game, the Warriors
allowed three unearned runs, including
the final run in the 10th inning to fall
to the College of Idaho for the first
time in four meetings this season.
Idaho collected only six hits in the
game as LCSC starter Brad Schwarzenbach
went 5.2 innings and allowed two hits,
two runs and two walks, but struck out
seven. Blaine Hardy pitched the
final 4.1 innings and allowed four hits
and a walk with four strikeouts.
Warriors got on the board first in the
third inning when Anderson singled and
went to second on a wild pitch. After a
fly out moved him to third, Reavis'
sacrifice fly to left scored Anderson.
Idaho took a 2-1 lead in the sixth
inning when a walk and a throwing error
put runners on second and third with no
outs. After a line-drive out and a
strikeout, Cody Brubaker singled to
center to make it 2-1 for College of
Warriors tied the game in the seventh
when Kyle Green doubled and was replaced
by Kyle Melton as a pinch-runner. Sean
Halton's infield single moved Melton to
third and Georgius followed with a
single to score Melton. LCSC,
however, stranded two base runners in
remained tied until the 10th. With one
out, Perry Hamilton lofted a fly ball to
right field that LCSC right fielder
Chris Valencia got under but dropped,
which allowed Hamilton to reach second.
Luke Howarth then singled Hamilton to
third. Jordan Lanman then hit a grounder
to short that LCSC tried to pull a
double play on, but Lanman beat the
throw to first, which allowed Hamilton
went down in order in the 10th to give
the Coyotes the win.
the only LCSC player with multiple hits,
finishing with two. The Warriors had 10
hits in the game, but left seven base
runners stranded, compared to six for
Brock pitched seven innings for College
of Idaho and allowed eight hits and two
runs. Justin Marsh-Quinla pitched the
final three inning and allowed just two
hits with two strikeouts.
College of Idaho will meet six more
times this season, all in Region I play.
Warriors return to action next Friday in
the five-team Guardian Plumbing, Heating
& Air Conditioning Tournament at Harris
Field. Joining LCSC will be British
Columbia, Montana State-Billings, St.
Martin's and Western Oregon. LCSC's
first game will be against MSU-Billings
at 12:30 p.m. on Friday.