Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) advances to play Thursday at 8:30 pm CST in Game 18 against the winner of Southeastern (Fla.) and Tennessee Wesleyan

2022 NAIA Avista-NAIA World Series – Game 16 Recap

No. 3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho)
No. 4 LSU Shreveport 


No. 3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (57-6) def. No. 4 LSU Shreveport (53-8), 5-1| Box Score

Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) advances to play Thursday at 8:30 pm CST in Game 18 against the winner of Southeastern (Fla.) and Tennessee Wesleyan

LSU Shreveport has been eliminated from World Series play


  • LC began the day with two free baserunners thanks to a walk and a hit by pitch, but the first hit tallied was by Allbry Majors of LSUS
  • In the second, a similar situation occurred where the Warriors were given a HBP and another hit was recorded by J Flores for the Pilots 
  • After a clean inning by Shreveport pitcher Trent Sholders, they had runners on first and second but were unable to update the run count on the scoreboard
  • Luke White singled through the left side, the first by LCSC, and was driven home off the RBI double down the right line from Zach Threlfall
  • Consecutive three up, three down innings by the Pilots brought the contest to the top of the sixth with a 1-0 score
  • Both dugouts had runners 90-feet from home plate in the frame, but the third out was recorded with them stuck on the bag
  • Lewis-Clark State took control of the contest in the seventh with three hits and an error allowing them to make it a 4-0 count
  • Pu’ukani De Sa blasted a two run shot to right field with the next run being score on a batted ball from Sam Linscott which plated Riley Way
  • During their next trip to the batter’s box, the Pilots drove in their first run off a triple to right from Ryan Major
  • Threlfall had done his part singling throught he right side and advance to third base on a balk and field out, but Brad White was able to get the groundout to first and preserve the 4-1 score
  • The eighth inning saw LSUS have three consecutive batters retired in order for the third time in the contest, meaning they only had three offense outs to tie the ball game
  • White took a two-out fastball and crushed it deep into right field where LSUS center fielder Allbry Majors ran out of space; as the ball bounced off the wall for a triple, Linscott crossed home plate
  • Greg Blackman, who came into the game in the seventh, went out for the ninth inning tasked with getting the final three outs which he did in straight batters
  • Offensively, White and Threlfall tallied five of the Warriors nine hits and two RBI combined; De Sa equaled the RBI count of the duo
  • On the bump, Trent Sellers allowed eight hits but only one run thanks to no walks and eighth strikeouts
  • Sholders (1-2) was given the loss in the semifinal game for the Pilots; Sellers (W, 14-0) set the single season win record and strikeout record with Blackman earning his fifth save of the year