Pitching helps LCSC dominate Corban in sweep
LEWISTON, Idaho – Tyler Barrett and Tyrell Poggemeyer were simply overpowering on the mound to help the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team continue its dominance over Corban University with an NAIA West doubleheader sweep, 11-2 and 8-0, on Thursday at LCSC’s Harris Field.
The Warriors, who have now won 42 straight against Corban to improve to 44-1 overall in the all-time series, are 26-13 on the season and 15-8 in league play, while Corban is 9-33 and 4-19.
Barrett, a junior left-hander from Boise, Idaho, went eight innings in the second game, the longest outing by a Warrior this season, and allowed just three hits, including only one after the first inning. He also tied his team-high strikeout mark for the season with 10. He walked two and improved to 6-1 on the season.
In the opener, Poggemeyer allowed just one hit and one run through six innings. The senior right-hander from Lowell, Ore., also went to 6-1 on the season with five strikeouts and two walks. Paul Anaya pitched the final three innings and allowed one run on one hit.
While Corban struggled at the plate to produce only five hits on the day, LCSC collected 14 hits in the opener, including Aaron DeGuire’s first home run of the season, and 12 in the second game. LCSC finished the day with nine extra-base hits, including four from Alfonso Casillas, who finished the day 7-for-10 with five RBI and two runs scored.
Brian Gaylord also had a big day at the plate as he went 5-for-11 with four RBI and two runs scored.
Casillas helped LCSC get rolling right away in the opening game with an RBI single in the first.
LCSC broke the game open in the third with seven runs on six hits, three hit batters, a walk, and an error. Gaylord drove in the first two with a single, while Casillas added an RBI double. Trent Bridges, Kevin Lovelace, and Gino Casini drove in runs with RBI singles, while Connor Moore was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.
DeGuire hit a solo home run to kick off the bottom of the fifth, but Corban answered with its first run in the top of the sixth when Kyle Kunkel doubled and later scored on Lance Foster’s sacrifice fly.
LCSC made it 11-1 in the sixth when DeGuire doubled in a run, while Gaylord added an RBI single.
Casillas finished the game 3-for-5 with two RBI, while Gaylord was 2-for-6 with three RBI. DeGuire was 2-for-3 with two RBI, while Lovelace and Cody Weiss each scored twice. All nine LCSC hitters in the lineup had at least one hit.
In the second game, LC again established control early with two runs in the second and three in the third for a 5-0 lead. A passed ball with the bases loaded allowed the first run to score in the second, while Garrett Patterson’s RBI groundout made it 2-0.
In the third, Gaylord and Casillas had back-to-back RBI doubles, while Patterson added an RBI single.
LCSC added a run in the seventh when Casillas doubled and scored on a double by Bryan Abrey. LC’s final two runs came in the eighth when Casillas hit a two-run triple.
Casillas finished the game 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored. Gaylord was 3-for-5 with an RBI while Patterson drove in two runs.
The two teams play four more games in the six-game series with a doubleheader on Friday at 3 p.m. and a doubleheader Saturday at noon.