Tuesday, 31 May 2011 16:46

National Championship recap for May 31

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Results from the fourth day of the NAIA Baseball National Championship, in Lewiston, ID:

Lee 7, Embry-Riddle 4 (Embry-Riddle eliminated)
Concordia-Irvine 7, Oklahoma City 4 (Oklahoma City eliminated)
Lubbock Christian 3, LSU-Shreveport 0

Lee 7, Embry-Riddle 4 (Embry-Riddle eliminated)

The Flames took the early lead, chasing Eagles starter Kevin Maloney after he recorded only two outs. The Eagles tied it 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh on reliever Matt Passauer, with an RBI single by 3B Steve Sabins, and an RBI double by 1B Chris Page. Passauer was replaced by Curtis Camilli, who held the Eagles to one hit the rest of the way.

The winning run for the Flames came on a solo home run by 1B Roberto Reyes in the eighth inning. They added two insurance runs in the ninth with RBI singles by DH Chris Grayson and Reyes.

Camilli got the win. Starter Jay Bolen went six innings for the Flames, allowed two runs on five hits, struck out five. Brandon Creath took over from Maloney for the Eagles, went six innings, allowed two runs on three hits.

This will be the fourth straight year that the Flames have finished in the final four. They took the Eagles out of this tournament in the semifinal last year.

Box score and play-by-play
Story from NAIA site

Concordia-Irvine 7, Oklahoma City 4 (Oklahoma City eliminated)

The Eagles scored six runs in the second inning, at the expense of Stars starter Terrance Jackson. 1B Tyler Derby opened the scoring with an RBI single. 2B Robbie Knowles drew a bases-loaded walk, and Derby scored on a ground out. CF Matt Ivanoff hit a sacrifice fly, and LF Kyle Konicek and C John Hill hit RBI singles.

The Eagles scored their last run in the fourth inning, when Ivanoff hit a double, and scored on a single by Konicek.

The Stars managed to score four runs off Jake Hovis, who made his third start of the season. RF Purser hit a two-run home run in the fifth, and an RBI single in the sixth. Hovis was relieved by Josh White, who held the Stars to one hit over the final three innings.

Allen Townsend went six innings in relief for the Stars, allowed one run on six hits over six innings.

Box score and play-by-play
Story from NAIA site
Story from Concordia site

Lubbock Christian 3, LSU-Shreveport 0

Mike Marshall, a transfer from Stanford, pitched the first complete game and the first shutout of this tournament. He held the Pilots to three hits, struck out eight.

The Chaparrals got all the runs they needed in the first inning. SS Ryan Burnaman scored on a wild pitch by Pilot starter Jared Mortensen, and 1B Karl Seiter hit a sacrifice fly. The Chaps added an insurance run in the eighth inning; 2B Richard Bohlken scored on a wild pitch, this time by Cody Boutte, who had just relieved Mortensen.

Mortensen went seven-plus innings, was charged with all three runs on only seven hits, struck out eight. C Nate Peterson went 3-4 for the Chaps. Attendance: 1,820

Box score and play-by-play
Story from NAIA site

Schedule for Wednesday, June 1 (all times PDT):

3 PM: LSU-Shreveport vs. Concordia-Irvine
7 PM: Lubbock Christian vs. Lee

All games are webcast by KOZE Radio (audio and free) and watchnaia.com (video for $8.95/day, or $24.95 for the series). Live stats are available for all games by clicking here.

Last modified on Wednesday, 01 June 2011 00:31
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Bob Broughton started going to British Columbia home games in 2001, and was favorably impressed with the caliber of play. This led to annual trips to the NAIA Baseball National Championship in Lewiston, ID, a nine-hour drive from Vancouver. He retired in Guanajuato, Mexico in 2012.

Website: broughton.ca/

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