2022 Avista NAIA World Series

No. 10 Webber International (Fla.) records second upset of tournament in first program win at the World Series 

Game Info

Webber International (FL)

VS

2 - 0

Westmont (CA)

Game #8

2022 NAIA Avista-NAIA World Series – Game Eight Recap

No. 10 Webber International (Fla.) records second upset of tournament in first program win at the World Series 

FINAL SCORE

No. 10 Webber International (Fla.) (42-21) def. No. 6 Westmont (Calif.) (45-13), 2-0 | Box Score

Webber International advances to play Monday at 1:30 p.m. CST in Game 10 (elimination) against No. 8 Georgia Gwinnett

Westmont has been eliminated from World Series play

GAME NOTES/HIGHLIGHTS

  • Both teams entered the game looking for their first ever World Series victory for two of the rookie programs in Lewiston this season
  • Westmont was a No. 1 seed in the Opening Round they hosted while Webber International was a Cinderella reaching Idaho after being the third team in the bracket
  • During their first trip to the plate, Bryan Eusebio singled through the left side giving WIU their first lead ever in the Series as two runs scored on the base knock
  • Through five trips to the plate, the Westmont Warriors remained scoreless with only two hits and three walks, but striking out five times
  • Bradley Heacock settled in after the first frame, holding WIU scoreless and bidding time for the Westmont offense to kick into gear
  • In the top of the seventh, Westmont was given an extra life as Robbie Haw beat out the double-play throw which would have ended the inning
  • The next batter Brady Renck reached on an error which put runners on the corners
  • With a runner on third for the first time in the contest, WC had a real chance to get on the scoreboard, but the inning end on Xavier Rodriguez eighth strikeout
  • Rodriguez exited the game at the competition of the seventh with a four hit shutout going, handing the ball Dawson Young for the save opportunity
  • A lead-off fielding error by Webber International allowed Josh Rego to double to left field, posting runners on second and third with no outs punched in the inning
  • Young rebounded with back-to-back strikeouts swinging and ended the inning with a third K as Parker Zarbaugh left the bat on his shoulder in a pinch hit entry into the lineup
  • Westmont was down to its final three outs and needed at least two runs scored for their season to continue
  • They managed just one hit from Haw and he never advanced beyond first base with the game ending on Young’s fifth strikeout of the game
  • Westmont was not able to take advantage of the two error committed by the WIU defense 
  • All four hits by the WIU Warriors were different batters – drake Dobyanski, Josh Blackmore, Tyren Milliner, and Eusebio
  • Rego had put Westmont on his back, in both tournament games, going 3-4 and was the only Warrior to record multiple hits

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