1987: Lewis-Clark State College Baseball NAIA World Series Championship No. 3
LEWISTON, Idaho --
After dropping a heartbreaking 6-5 decision to Grand Canyon, Ariz., in
the 1986 championship game at Harris Field, the Warriors were back in 1987, looking to
recapture their crown.
And the runs just kept on coming for the Warriors.
LCSC bombed Anderson, Ind., 16-0 in the series
opener and followed that with a 17-5 win over Elon, N.C. A 13-10 win over Emporia State,
Kan., was next. Southern Arkansas was the next victim, and the Warriors were victorious
Next in line was Grand Canyon, the team that
defeated the Warriors in 1986. There was no question this time around. LCSC won 25-11 to
set up a championship-game battle with Emporia State.
In the title game, seven runs in the seventh
inning proved to be the difference as the Warriors returned to the top of NAIA collegiate
baseball. The Warriors had eight hits in the inning, led by Brett Holley's two-run double
that wound up being the game-winning hit.
The Warriors finished 55-10 overall and scored
at least 11 runs in all six of their tournament games. Lewiston's Pat Mackey was named the
tournament's most valuable player as he set series records for most consecutive hits (12),
hits in one game (6), most singles (15) and highest batting average with 20 hits in 27 at
The Warriors were down 4-3 in the bottom of the
seventh when Mackey tied the game with an RBI single. Holley then put the Warriors ahead
for good with his double.