Lewis-Clark State bumped its winning jag to 18
games Wednesday -- and did it with two of its
more complete efforts of the streak.
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The Warriors notched
wins of 10-2 and 12-1 over Azusa Pacific at
Harris Field. LCSC, which retained top ranking
in Wednesday's edition of the NAIA poll,
improved to 29-3.
The Warriors will wrap up their four-game
series with the visitors from Southern
California tonight with a single contest at
LCSC got solid pitching from its starters,
Chris Kissock and Shannon Wirth. Those two
allowed just one earned run apiece.
In the opener, Kissock worked six effective
innings to bump his record to 5-1. The
right-handed sophomore gave up four hits while
walking two and striking out nine.
The Warriors took control of the first game
with a six-run fifth inning. Allen Balmer got
the spree going with a two-run homer, and that
was followed by run-scoring hits by Jose
Castenon and Jessie Roehl.
The Cougars (20-19) played most of the game
without their coach, Paul Svagdis, who was
ejected in the bottom of the second.
L-C opened the second game with a four-run
first inning, and were up 5-0 before APU scored.
And in the sixth, Zack Adam led off with a
solo homer to right-center. Matt Vogel then
cracked a two-run double to increase the lead to
Vogel finished with two hits and three RBI
while Adam notched three hits and drove in two
Wirth, who improved to 3-0, allowed seven
hits in his seven innings, but only gave up one
run. The right-handed junior struck out five and