May 30, 2011
Contact: Amanda Dahl, NAIA
Manager of Sports Information & Media
LEWISTON, Idaho -
Lee (Tenn.) eliminated seventh-seeded
Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) with a 7-3
victory in the Avista-NAIA World Series
at Harris Field on Monday. The loss
forces the Warriors out of the World
Series after going 1-2. They close out
their campaign with a record of 38-17.
Lee starter Maxx Catapano (9-4) spent
eight innings on the mound to pick up
his ninth win. The senior scattered six
hits, allowing three runs, two of which
were earned. He struck out four and
walked four. Joe Fabre threw the ninth
inning for the Flames.
Senior Cody Fassold (4-4) lasted just
two innings and was charged with the
loss as the Lewis-Clark State starter.
He surrendered three runs, two of which
were earned, on three hits. Four other
Warrior pitchers, Cody Garner, Austin
Pentecost, Jorge Sanchez and Zach
Arneson, made an appearance in the game.
The game was scoreless until Lee
struck for three runs in the bottom of
the third inning when the Flames strung
together two hits and took advantage of
a Lewis-Clark State error. Leadoff man
Jonathan Clark scored Preston Scoggins,
who walked to open the frame, with a
double that bounced off of the
center-field wall. Joe Ramirez had an
infield single on the left side that
scored Justin Marrero. Clark scored on a
fielder's choice by Chris Grayson to
make it 3-0.
A leadoff walk was issued to Roberto
Reyes to start the bottom of the fourth
for Lee, followed by a single up the
middle by Travis Anderson. Seth Walker
laid down the sacrifice bunt to move
Reyes to third and pinch runner Logan
Bowers to second. Scoggins singled
through a hole at second base to score
Reyes. A single up the middle by Marrero
brought both Bowers and Scoggins home
for a 6-0 lead.
It wasn't until the top of the
seventh inning that the Warriors were
able to scratch a run across. Lee second
baseman Marrero bobbled the ball off of
Kyle Knigge's bat to open the frame.
Braxton Miller singled to right and
Connor Moore was issued a free pass to
load the bases. Billy Silvestri entered
to pinch hit for Aaron DeGuire and
delivered an RBI fielder's choice that
scored Knigge. Miller came in to score
on Kevin Lovelace's single past the
shortstop and was followed by a single
by Trent Bridges that scored Silvestri
to cut the lead to 6-3.
Lee tacked on another run in the
bottom half of the frame as Grayson led
off with a double to deep right-center
field and came in to score on Reyes' sac
fly to center.
Grayson was 2-for-4 from the plate in
the game with one run driven in. Both
Scoggins and Marrero had 2-for-3
outings, with Marrero driving in a pair
and Scoggins scoring twice. Four other
Flame batters collected a hit in the
Three Warrior batters had two hits in
the game: Lovelace, Bridges and Miller,
with Lovelace and Bridges earning an
RBI. Moore was the only other batter to
touch the Lee pitching staff for a hit.