Lewis-Clark State upsets Wildcats in day one nightcap

2023 Avista NAIA World Series – Game Four Recap

Lewis-Clark State upsets Wildcats in day one nightcap


No. 9 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) (34-16) defeats No. 8 Indiana Wesleyan (39-19-1), 12-4 | Box Score

  • Lewis-Clark State advances to face No. 1 Southeastern (55-4) on Saturday at 8:35 p.m. CT
  • Indiana Wesleyan will play Bellevue in Game 6 (elimination) on Saturday at 1:35 p.m. CT


  • Lewis-Clark State started the game with scorching bats as Carter Booth scored the first run of the game followed by Charlie Updegrave scoring off the single from Dominic Signorelli
  • Drue Young was able to limit the damage, escaping the inning with two left on base
  • In the second, the Warriors loaded the bases before an out was recorded and Nick Seamons scored off an IWU fielding errors
  • The next batter, Sam Olsson, reached on a fielder’s choice and a resulting RBI before Updegrave was hit by the pitch to score the third run of the inning
  • While the Wildcat defense recorded the double play, Seamons scored to give a LCSC a 6-0 edge
  • Indiana Wesleyan connected on their first hit in the bottom of the fifth, when Nick Wiley had a base knock up the middle. After advancing on a wild pitch and passed ball, he scored on a single from Bryce Ginder
  • Pu’ukani De Sa singled to left, scoring Updegrave to make the margin once again six runs
  • During LCSC’s next trip to the plate, Isaiah Thomas knocked a three-run shot over the right center fence, scoring Updegrave and Isaac Haws
  • Booth drove in a fourth run of the frame as the hit by pitch plated Signorelli to bring it to an 11-1 count
  • Indiana Wesleyan kept the bats swinging as a two RBI homerun from Ty Mathews also scored Evan Salmon
  • Updegrave made solid contact and hit a solo blast in the right center field alley, making it a 12-3 contest
  • The final run of the game was scored by Jeff Morton off the single through the right side by Lucas Godwin
  • LCSC starter Trevin Hope (W, 6-3) was awarded the win for commanding the mound for 6.1 innings before the bullpen brought home the contest
  • Young (L, 6-3) was on the wrong side of the result allowing five earned in three innings of action
  • Signorelli was 3-5 on the game with a run, RBI and walk while Updegrave was 2-3 with four scored runs and two RBI and two walks



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