NAIA baseball action during the past week, with Boyd Nation's ISR
ISR #1 Lewis-Clark State is #8 in strength of schedule.
They swept four games against Oregon Tech, 13-3, 8-2, 20-1, and 12-9.
Garrett Wilson went the distance in the second game, allowed eight
hits, struck out four (story).
3B/1B Brady Steiger went 4-for-4 with a home run and three RBI in the
third game, and Ryan Sells got the win (story).
Steiger was 12-for-16 with five doubles and two home runs for the
series, and he is batting .482.
The Warriors then won the first of six games in Daytona Beach, FL.
They defeated Saint Thomas 3-2. DH Eric Peterson singled in the
winning run, and Carson Nylund got the win (story).
The Warriors play at #12 Embry-Riddle March 19, 21, 22, and 23,
and play Webber International March 20 in Daytona Beach.
#2 Cal State San
Marcos swept four games against Vanguard,
3-0, 6-2, 5-1, and 8-1. James Dykstra pitched the first eight innings
of the shutout in the first game, allowed two hits, struck out 10.
3B Kenny Belzer hit a sacrifice fly in the first inning for the
winning run. The losing pitcher, Kanakani Usui, went the distance,
allowed only five hits. The Lions were done in by four unearned runs
on four errors in the second game. LF Kyle Kuck went 2-for-3, singled
in the winning run, and pitched a hitless seventh inning (story).
Steve Messner went the distance in the third game, allowed four hits.
Belzer went 2-for-5, batted in three runs, including the winning run.
Kevin Hilton went the seven-inning distance in the fourth game,
allowed seven hits, struck out three. The Cougars' first two runs
came on balks (story).
The Cougars are 19-2. Hilton is
4-0, 0.82 ERA, and Dykstra is 6-0, 1.15 ERA, with 53
strikeouts. The Cougars visit
now-Division-II Point Loma Nazarene March 22, and host Point Loma