1984: Lewis-Clark State College Baseball NAIA World Series Championship No. 1
LEWISTON, Idaho --
The NAIA World Series had finally come to Lewiston. But the much-anticipated
opener for the Warriors was a disaster. Emporia State defeated LCSC 6-5, sending the
Warriors into the losers' bracket.
A uniform change later, the Warriors were on
their way. They eliminated Wilmington, Del., 8-4, Georgia College 13-4, and then came back
to dump Emporia State 11-2. Next on the list was Azusa Pacific, Calif., and the Warriors
were victorious 10-6. A 14-11 win over Southwestern, Texas, set up a rematch with Azusa
Pacific for the championship.
The largest baseball crowd in Lewiston history
at 4,674 packed into Harris Field as the Warriors cranked out 19 hits on their way
to their first baseball crown.
The crowd and teams had to sit through a
two-hour rain delay in the bottom of the fifth inning with the Warriors ahead 3-0.LCSC
pitcher Trace Czyzewski was named the tournament's most valuable player as he scattered 11
hits while pitching a complete game, even
with the delay. He finished the season with a 12-1 record while LCSC finished the year at
LCSC's Rick Pegram had four hits and Keith
Peterson hit a second-inning home run to lead the attack.