LEWISTON, Idaho – LSUS couldn’t get the big hits when it needed them most Wednesday and fell to Lewis-Clark State College 5-1 in the semifinals of the Avista NAIA World Series at Harris Field.
The Pilots were eliminated by the Warriors for the second consecutive year, although they managed eight hits on the day, one less than the Warriors.
LSUS put two of those hits together in the seventh inning for its only run as Ryan Major tripled in Tuesday’s hero, Trevor Burkhart.
Major and Burkhart were the only Pilots with multiple hits with two each.
LSUS starting pitcher Trent Shoulders (1-2) was sharp in allowing only three hits and one run in 5 1/3 innings.
LSUS finished one of its most successful seasons in the school’s history at 53-8. The wins are the second most in school history.
Lewis-Clark starting pitcher Trent Sellers improved to 14-0 by allowing one run on eight hits in 6 2/3 innings as he truck out eight. Greg Blackman got his fifth save working 2 1/3 perfect innings, striking out two.