2023 Avista NAIA World Series – Game 14 Recap

No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.) continues defense of Red Banner title



No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.) (57-5) def. No. 8 Indiana Wesleyan (41-20-1), 6-4 | Box Score

  • Southeastern will play on Wednesday, opponent to be selected by the Tournament Committee
  • Indiana Wesleyan has been eliminated from championship play



  • Indiana Wesleyan had chances to break through scoring, in the top of the second, third, and fourth innings; Meanwhile, the Fire hadn’t gotten a base runner past first base
  • In the top of the fifth, Luke Roman singled and stole second base before being moved over to third off a bunt from Lucas Goodin, later scoring on a RBI single to right field by Ty Mathews
  • The next batter was hit by the pitch before a double steal put Evan Salmon and Jake Thompson in scoring position; Bryce Ginder’s single through the left side scored both of them and bringing the count to 3-0
  • Southeastern’s offense awoke in the bottom of the sixth as David Castillo blasted a solo shot to right center field; Adonys Herrera singled through the left side to score Josh Pigozzo and Nick Block and tie the game 3-3
  • Mathews hit a one out homerun to center field which briefly gave the Wildcats the lead back, but Chayce Bryant led off the bottom of the seventh with a solo bomb to left field
  • For the first time in the game, the Fire grabbed control and a 6-4 lead off the sacrifice fly from Pigozzo and an unearned run scored off Nunez reaching by IWU error
  • With only three outs left to tie the game, Goodin started the Wildcats on the right paw with a lead-off double off the center field fence
  • He would move over to third on a two out single by Jenkins and the bases would be loaded on a drawn walk by Ginder, but a strikeout would end the game for Indiana Wesleyan
  • Andrew Long (W, 8-0) was the victor for the Fire and Reese Wissinger (Sv, 6) got the final six outs; Castillo was the hot bat going 3-4 while Stephen Cullen was 2-4







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