Results from Day 3 of the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:
Lee 5, Fresno Pacific 4 (Fresno Pacific eliminated)
Chris Warters hit a two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning to give the Flames their first lead of the game, and Pablo Lopez shut down the Sunbirds for the final three innings to keep the Flames in the tournament. Continue reading →
Brian Danner does radio coverage of Lewis-Clark State baseball, and all games of the NAIA Baseball National Championsip, for KOZE, 950 AM in Lewiston, ID. All games are webcast by KOZE. Here’s an interview with Brian:
Bob Broughton:How long has Lewis-Clark State had radio coverage of their games?
Brian Danner: KOZE-AM has been following the Lewis-Clark State program for the better part of three decades. Gene Hamblin and Mike Ripley were and are the pioneers of the broadcasts. They saw early on the interest in L-C baseball and were able to convince sponsors that the product would be good business for them – it was, and in my opinion, still is. Lewiston has always been a baseball town. Very educated fans with a high baseball IQ. The late Dwight Church built a powerhouse legion program that still is among the best in the state on an annual basis. Kids become involved with the game at a very early age, and for the most part stick with it into adulthood, whether as fans or softball all-stars. Continue reading →
Southern Polytechnic, who came into the tournament ranked #5, got a home run in the top of the ninth by CF Josh Grooms to avoid a two-and-out exit. The Hornets trailed 4-3 going into the seventh, but they scored two runs in the top of the seventh on sacrifice flies by Grooms and DH Daniel Hester to take the lead for good. Grooms batted in four of the Hornets’ six runs.
Results from Day 1 of the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID:
Lee 5, Campbellsville 2
The Flames got a two-run home run by 1B Chris Warters in the top of the first inning, and the winning run on a solo home run by C Chris Dubon in the top of the second. DH Junior Rodriguez added a solo home run in the fourth, and RF Julian Alvarez hit a sacrifice fly in the top of the seventh.
Flames starter Matthew Gilson went 6 2/3 innings, allowed two runs (one of them walked in) on seven hits, struck out five, and walked four. Reliever Josh Rose retired all seven batters he faced, and struck out four of them. Continue reading →
Here are some of the best links from around the nation for today.
The first article comes from The Illinois Baseball Report which has an interview with Illinois shortstop Brandon Wikoff. The next article comes from Big12Sports.com which has an excellent article on Kansas State ace A.J. Morris who recently beat Texas and currently has a 10-0 record and a 1.27 ERA. Ohio.com has an article talking about the Diamond Classic for Kids between Kent State and Akron. The next article comes from The Marietta Daily Journal which talks about Southern Poly’s Sean Teague perfect game which he tossed against Reinhardt last week. The final article talks about the University of British Columbia victory over Lewis-Clark State 11-2 last night. Continue reading →