1991: Lewis-Clark State College Baseball NAIA World Series Championship No. 7
LEWISTON, Idaho -- The
Warriors looked to continue their dominance over NAIA competition when the 1991 series
In the opener against Lubbock
Christian, Texas, the Warriors were victorious 9-4. Following that, LCSC topped Oral
Roberts, Okla., 13-8.
LCSC then outlasted South
Carolina-Aiken and the rain, 19-6, before downing North Florida 11-3.
An 11-4 win over surprising
Hawaii Pacific put the Warriors in the title game for the ninth straight season.
And in that title game, Joe
Misa took over. The Warrior right-hander blanked Oral Roberts 7-0. It was the first
title-game shutout since Eastern Michigan threw blanks at Northeast Louisiana 1-0 in 1970.
It was also the Warriors' fifth straight championship and seventh in eight years.
A standing room only crowd
estimated at 5,400 packed Harris Field for the final World Series game at Lewiston on the
current contract between LCSC and the NAIA. It was LCSC's 35th straight home win and
completed a perfect 32-0 home season. LCSC finished the season 48-7.
Misa won his second tournament
game and finished the season 11-2. He gave up just five hits, struck out eight and walked
Oral Roberts starter Greg Jackson didn't pitch
badly, but he didn't receive any help behind him. In the second inning with LCSC runners
on first and second and one out, Todd Anderson bounced one back to Jackson, who fired to
second base. But Titan shortstop Paul Meade dropped the ball and the bases were loaded.
Marvin Benard walked to force in the game's first run and Mark Dow grounded to short to
score the second run.
Maldonado then bounced one to second baseman Tommy Rinfret, who booted it allowing run No.
3 to score. After John Herrera walked,
tournament most valuable player Greg Umfleet singled to right, scoring two runs to make it