Video highlights (courtesy SWX Spokane)
LEWISTON, Idaho – Science & Arts of Oklahoma stayed alive in the 2019 Avista NAIA World Series with an 8-6 victory over Tennessee Wesleyan, which suffered its first loss of the tournament with Wednesday night’s decision at Lewis-Clark State College’s Harris Field.
The Drovers pounded out 13 hits and only stranded three, while Tennessee Wesleyan also had 13 hits but left 10 runners on base.
Miguel Lorenzo drove in three of Science & Arts’ runs on a two-of-four appearance at the plate as the Drovers led throughout the game. They scored twice in the second and added three more in the third. The Bulldogs scored once in both the fourth and fifth innings and added three in the seventh to tie the game at 5.
But, Science & Arts responded with three of its own in the bottom of the eighth for an 8-5 lead. TWU scored once in the eighth but left the bases loaded before Ricardo Velez came in to pitch the ninth of the Drovers and shut the Bulldogs down on three successive strikeouts.
Science & Arts plays St. Thomas Thursday evening at 7 with the winner taking on Tennessee Wesleyan Friday at 7 p.m. for the title.