Reigning National Champions Georgia Gwinnett defeats MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)

2022 NAIA Avista-NAIA World Series – Game One Recap

Reigning National Champions Georgia Gwinnett defeats MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.)


No. 8 Georgia Gwinnett (46-14) bests No. 9 MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) (39-17) | Box Score

  • MidAmerica Nazarene advances to face No. 1 Southeastern (Fla.) on Friday at 5:00 p.m. CST
  • MNU will play in Game 5 at 10:30 a.m. CST


  • First ever meeting between the Pioneers and Grizzlies
  • Georgia Gwinnett is the riding a 15 game postseason win streak
  • Noah Castillo’s blast in the top of the first recorded the first HR of tournament; Brycen Sherwood scored the first run of the Series
  • Chase Evans got the Grizzlies on the board with an RBI groundout
  • MNU one again built a two-run margin off a passed ball
  • In the bottom of the second, GGC tallied six runs off a single, groundout, sac fly, and an error
  • The Pioneers kept attacking with a RBI double from Ryan Leo in the seventh
  • Castillo went yard for the second time in the game on a solo shot to cut it to a 7-5 score
  • Josh Torrance knocked in another run in the bottom of the eighth on a sacrifice fly, but the tying run was left on the base paths.
  • Ryan Fernandez and Leo were both 2-4 for MNU; Castillo was 2-3
  • Jake Defries, Joshua Holt Jr., and Blaze O’Saben were 2-4 for the Grizzles
  • Gavin Heltemes (W,8-1) went six and struck out five; Jonathan Haab recorded his third save
  • Starter Zach Trevino (L, 10-4) allowed all seven runs in his two innings; Kristian Jurtado, Reece Helland, and Eric Navarette all struck out two batters each