PORTLAND, Ore. – Seth Haehl allowed just one run and three hits in seven innings and the Lewis-Clark State College baseball team defeated Concordia (Ore.) 8-2 on Sunday morning at Porter Park. With the victory, the No. 5 Warriors take the four-game series 3-1.
Backed by five runs in the first three frames, Haehl (pictured left breezed through the Cavaliers’ lineup. The senior from East Wenatchee, Wash., retired the side in three-up-three-down fashion in every inning but the third and seventh.
LCSC improves to 30-9 overall and 16-4 in NAIA West Play, and has now won at least 30 games every year since 1974.
Sacrifice flies by Stephan Adams and Brian Corliss added runs in the first and third, but the big blow for the Warriors came in the second when Bobby Joe Tannehill drove a two-run ground-rule double to right center.
Concordia, which was outhit 11-5 on the day, did its only damage against Haehl in the third via a single followed by an RBI triple by Blake Drake.
Five Warriors finished with two hits including Tariq Staton who had a two-run triple in the ninth.
Concordia, now 18-21 and 9-11, used four pitchers in the game.
After 27 days away from home—going 10-4 in Daytona Beach, Fla.; Caldwell, Idaho; and Portland, Ore.—the Warriors will finally return to Harris Field this weekend. LCSC hosts a four games series against Simpson University beginning at 6 p.m. on Friday.