No. 7 Taylor (Ind.) earns first World Series win since 1969

2023 Avista NAIA World Series – Game One Recap

Taylor (Ind.) earns first World Series win since 1969



No. 7 Taylor (Ind.) (41-15) defeats No. 10 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) (34-27) | Box Score

  • Taylor advances to face No. 2 Georgia Gwinnett (50-6) on Saturday at 8:35 p.m. CST
  • MNU will play in Game 5 (elimination) at 10:35 a.m. CST


  • The Trojans began their scoring in the bottom of the first with a two-out rally via an RBI walk from Brayden Manning
  • In the next inning, Taylor scored three total runs off a pair of homeruns from Sam Gladd and TJ Bass
  • The Pioneers cut it to a one-run deficit in their next trip to the plate; Brycen Sherwood had a two RBI single to center and two batters later Noah Castillo knocked one down the line
  • Joshua Martinez blasted a solo shot to right field in the top of the fourth to tie the game 4-4
  • A double off the bat of Ben Kalbaugh and a single from Brennan Frickel gave the Trojans the winning margin, 6-4
  • Sherwood had another RBI hit, but two strikeouts to end the seventh left him stranded on third base
  • Jack Ross (W, 7-0) tossed three innings for the Trojans before Gabel Pentecost (Sv, 3) got the two-inning save for Taylor; Bass, Manning, and Mason David tallied six of the nine hits for TU
  • Bryce Brecklin was issued his third loss of the season for allowing the winning run during his 1.2 innings on the bump; Sherwood wet 2-5 with three RBI in the loss and Martinez was the only other Pioneer to record multiple hits in the game





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