Warriors lay waste to Western Baptist; Lewis-Clark State racks
up 22 hits en route to 20-0 victory
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Lewis-Clark State compiled achievements both
notable and obscure at Western Baptist's expense, opening their
three-game weekend series with a 20-0 victory Friday evening at
L-C's run output and its 22 hits were both season-highs, and
every starter had at least one hit and one RBI.
The Warriors, who scored seven times in the first inning, tacked
on 11 in the fifth, easily their biggest rally of the season.
Four pitchers combined on a six-hitter, giving the Warriors their
first shutout of the year.
And, in an impressive yet inauspicious manner, L-C batters went
without a strikeout. It's been precisely 50 games and six days shy
of a year since that last occurred.
L-C ended a two-game losing streak in moving to 9-4. Western
Baptist, also nicknamed Warriors, suffered its third consecutive
loss, slipping to 5-8.
The teams conclude this series with a doubleheader today
beginning at 1 p.m.
L-C's first-inning rally was a methodically constructed outburst;
those seven runs came on seven hits, all of them singles, including
RBI raps by Brandon Morris, Brandon Ramsey, Rhett Parker and Matt
The Warriors were a bit more dynamic in the fifth, during which
they sent 16 players to the plate, came up with nine hits and took
advantage of three walks and two errors. The barrage featured
Ramsey's two-run double, L-C's only hit of the game that produced
more than one RBI.
Ramsey and Morris drove in three runs apiece, while four other
Warriors had two RBI.
Chris Kissock (3-0), the second L-C pitcher and the only one to
throw more than two innings, was awarded the victory for a
three-inning stint that saw two strikeouts and just one hit.