Warriors sweep Oregon Tech 12-1 and
State College junior third baseman Beau
Mills hit two home runs and drove in
seven runs to help the Warriors sweep
Oregon Tech 12-1 and 10-3 in a Region I
league doubleheader at Lewiston's Harris
Field on Saturday.
The Warriors, the top-ranked NAIA team,
improved to 26-2 overall and 12-1 in
league after outscoring the Owls 40-8 in
the three-game series. LCSC defeated
Oregon Tech 18-5 on Friday night.
Oregon Tech, which has lost 14 straight,
is 4-18 overall and 2-13 in Region I
Mills continued to swing a hot bat as he
was a combined 4-for-5 in the
doubleheader with five runs scored. He
drove in four runs in the opener, which
went only seven innings, and added three
RBI in the nightcap.
For the season, Mills, who transferred
to LCSC from Fresno State, leads the
Warriors in hitting (.464), home runs
(11), RBI (51), runs scored (46), and
The Warriors had little trouble in the
opener. LCSC hit four home runs and
three Warrior pitchers held the Owls to
just four hits and one unearned run. Joe
Guntz (1-0) gave up
Mills belts two home runs in
two hits in two innings and struck out
while Dixon Allen allowed one hit with
one strikeout over the next two innings.
Brian Bird went the final three innings
and allowed one hit, one unearned run,
and also struck out two.
The Warriors got rolling early with four
runs in the first inning. Mills started
the scoring with an RBI double, while
Joey Briggs hit a three-run home run to
LCSC added six more runs in the
fourth to make it 10-0. Donnie Ecker
tripled and scored on a sacrifice
fly by Dick Knutz. After a pair of
singles, Mills smacked a three-run
home run to left-center field.
Greene and Ryan Wholey followed with
solo home runs to give LCSC
back-to-back-to-back home runs in
After Oregon Tech used an error to
score its only run in the top of the
fifth, the Warriors scored single
runs in the fifth and sixth.Mark
Thompson had an RBI groundout in the
fifth, and Kyle Melton's sacrifice
fly drove in a run in the sixth.
In the second game, the Warriors scored
a single run in the first and two in the
third and fourth apiece to race out to a
5-0 lead. Mills' sacrifice fly drove in
the first run, while Brent Wyatt tripled
in a run in the third nad later scored
on a second RBI sacrifice fly by Mills.
Mike Rivera and Wyatt added RBI singles
in the fourth.
Oregon Tech got on the board in the fifth,
but LCSC answered with a run in the bottom
of the inning with the help of an error.
Oregon Tech made it 6-3 in the top of the
sixth, but the Warriors put three on the
board in the bottom of the inning. Kyle
Greene drove in the first run with a
sacrifice fly, while a wild pitch and an RBI
single by Paul Martin drove in the final two
LCSC's final run came in the bottom of the
eighth when Mills led off with a solo home
run to center field.
On the mound, Matt Duryea picked up the win,
going five innings and allowing just four
hits and one run. He also struck out six.
Chris Schwinden pitched 3 1/3 innings of
The Warriors return to action on
Monday with a three-game non-league
series with California Baptist. The
teams play Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday, all at 6 p.m.