LEWISTON, Idaho – (Box
No. 7 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
registered its second-straight game of
10-plus hits to overtake No. 4 Northwood
(Texas), 9-5, in elimination bracket
action at the 2013 Avista-NAIA Baseball
World Series Monday afternoon at Harris
With the win, Lewis-Clark State (43-14)
advances to play the loser of No. 1
Faulkner (Ala.) and No. 5 The Master’s
(Calif.) tomorrow at 12 p.m. PDT.
Northwood, who was making its first-ever
appearance at the World Series, is
eliminated and ends its season with a
The bottom three hitters in the
Lewis-Clark State lineup led the charge
for the Warriors, hitting a combined
6-for-12 (.500) in the game with five
RBI. Prior to the game, the lower third
of the batting order had only one hit at
the World Series.
Warrior shortstop Bobby Joe Tannehill
posted a career-high five hits with one
RBI and one run scored to lead the
squad, while Kyle Knigge and Jacob Cano,
who both were hitless at the World
Series prior to Northwood, were 3-for-4
and 2-for-5, respectively.
Starting pitcher Steve Thompson (5-5)
earned the victory after scattering five
hits and allowing four runs (two earned)
over six innings. He also had five
strikeouts and four walks in the effort.
Garrett Wilson pitched the final 1.2
innings of the ball game to receive his
first save of the season.
Lewis-Clark State jumped on the Knights
early, scoring one run in the first, two
in the second and one in the third to
open the contest with a 4-0 lead.
Northwood responded with two in the
bottom half of the third when Herb
Romero drove in Jordan Lewis and Bryan
Kinard plated Logan Brumley on a ground
out to second base.
Two innings later, a double by Eric
Peterson followed by a Knigge single two
batters later extended the Lewis-Clark
State lead out to 5-2.
However, Northwood kept fighting and
loaded the bases in the bottom of the
seventh. The Knights took advantage of
the opportunity of a Lewis-Clark State
error when the Warrior’s shortstop
overthrew the first baseman leading to a
run. Northwood added another on a sac
fly to make it 5-4.
Lewis-Clark State tacked on another
three runs in the top of the eighth and
one in the ninth to seal the victory.
Jordan Lewis led Northwood with three
hits and two runs scored, while Estevan
Hernandez added two hits. Clayton
Woodruff (5-3) allowed three runs on
four hits in the first 1.2 innings of
the ball game to receive the loss.
The 57th annual Avista-NAIA Baseball
World Series is a 10-team, double
elimination event hosted by Lewis-Clark
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