2022 Avista NAIA World Series

No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.) out duels No. 4 LSU Shreveport (La.) in 2021 rematch

Game Info

LSU Shreveport Pilots

LSU Shreveport (LA)

VS

4 - 8
Southeastern Fire

Southeastern (FL)

Game #11

2022 NAIA Avista-NAIA World Series – Game 11 Recap

No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.) out duels No. 4 LSU Shreveport (La.) in 2021 rematch

FINAL SCORE

No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.) (56-3) def. No. 4 LSU Shreveport (La.) (52-7), 8-4 | Box Score

Southeastern advances to play Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. CST in Game 15 against the winner of No. 3 Lewis-Clark State (Idaho) and No. 7 Faulkner (Ala.)

LSU Shreveport will play Tuesday at either 1:00 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. CST in either Game 13 or 14 (elimination) against an opponent to be determined by the games committee

GAME NOTES/HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Fire and Pilots are squaring off in the World Series for the second straight year; in 2021 it was a 25-13 victory for Southeastern
  • Benefitting from a fielding error and wild pitch, the Fire had runners on second and third who were brought home Thomas Broyles’ single to center for any early 2-0 lead
  • LSUS was able to get out of the inning without letting any more runs to score, which allowed them to stay within striking distance
  • It took until the fifth inning, but the Pilots was able to make some magic happen thanks in part to a fielding error deep in right field at the line
  • Two walks and a stolen base set the table for Zyon Avery to plate the first run for Shreveport on the aforementioned error
  • After a sacrifice bunt, Ryan Major found the gap between third and shortstop to bring home two runners and take the lead 3-2
  • Southeastern responded immediately with a two-out jack to left field from Stephen Cullen to once again take a lead, 4-3
  • Shreveport skipper Brad Neffendorf was quick with the hook in the top of the eighth using three different pitchers – Trent Sholders, Josh Fortenberry, and Ryan Sturgeon
  • Allbry Majors led off the eighth inning with a solo shot to the left field bleachers, his third in two World Series games and 11th of the year, which tied the game 4-4
  • Brad White entered the game for LSUS and in doing so became the ninth pitcher used in the game, the highest total to date in the 2022 World Series
  • The previous high of 22 was set in preceding contest between WIU and GGC; by the final out there were a combined 10 used
  • Facing a full count, Jose Marcano sneaks a blast inside the left field foul pole to put the Fire back on top 5-4
  • They increased the advantage as Brian Fuentes launched his 21st home run of the season into the night sky, scoring three in the process
  • Ronnie Voacolo threw the final five outs for the Fire, doing so in consecutive batters spread across parts of two innings 
  • Bobby Vath did the bulk of the work for the Pilots throwing six full innings letting three earned runs cross home plate and struck out eight
  • Sam Faith and Marcano guided the SEU offense by each going 2-4; Broyles and Cullen contributed two RBI a piece
  • Josh Wunnenberg was the lone LSUS batter to record multiple hits during his 2-3 day with a drawn walk

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