LEWISTON, Idaho – The second-ranked Lewis-Clark State College baseball team couldn’t get much going on offense on Sunday and fell 5-0 in its series finale with Western Oregon University at Harris Field.
The loss brings the Warriors to 10-5 as they split the four-game series with the NCAA Division II Wolves (4-12).
Western Oregon used three pitchers to hold LCSC at bay on Sunday. Starter Michael Bennett went 5.1 innings, striking out five and surrendering just four hits and a walk to pick up the win. Shawn Domke pitched 2.2 innings with three strikeouts in relief, and Jacob Storedahl worked around two hits to finish it up in the ninth.
Lewis-Clark State countered with solid pitching of its own and the score might have been just 2-0 if not for a communication snafu in the sixth. With two outs and the bases loaded, the Wolves sent a high pop-up to shallow right where it landed between the Warriors’ first baseman, second baseman and right fielder. This cleared the bases and pushed the score to 5-0.
Starting pitcher Nick Sagendorf took the loss for LCSC after giving up five hits and a run in four innings. Ty Jackson pitched well in relief, tallying four strikeouts and keeping the Wolves scoreless for the last 3.1 frames.
At the plate, Western Oregon mustered nine hits to LC’s seven. Right fielder Willie Allen was the only Warrior with multiple hits in the game (2), though second baseman Cabe Reiten did collect one to extend his hitting streak to 15 games. Neither team had a hit that went for extra bases.
LCSC left nine men on base including the bases loaded in the second, runners at first and second in the sixth, and runners at second and third in the ninth.
Lewis-Clark State’s next games will come against Corban University at home on March 7-8.
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