NAIA Power L-C State Edges UW, 5-4
April 24, 2001
SEATTLE - Two-time defending NAIA champion Lewis-Clark State handed Washington'sShawn Kohn his first loss of the season, scoring two runs off of the Husky ace in a reliefouting for a 5-4 win in a non-conference game Wednesday night at Husky Ballpark.
The Warriors (42-10) got a strong starting performance from Nick Gravelle (6-2), whoallowed three earned runs on eight hits in eight innings. Ben Royce threw a scoreless ninthto pick up his first save. Kohn fell to 4-1 on the year after allowing two runs on seven hitsin five innings of work. He fanned eight in the game and walked only one.
L-C State took a 3-0 lead off of Husky starter Sean White, who was making his firstappearance in a month after experiencing shoulder tendonitis. In the second, the Warriorsused an infield single and an error to drive in runs with the bases loaded. In the third, MikeMadrid doubled to score Matt Hellman to give the Warriors a 3-0 lead.
The Warriors got back on top in the sixth when catcher Gabe Stajduhar led off with ahomer off of Kohn, who had his streak of 33 straight innings without allowing an earnedrun snapped. Kohn entered the day as the nation's leader with an earned run average of0.78.
L-C State got another run off of Kohn in the seventh as Mike Madrid singled home KurtKoshelnik, a former Husky who last played at the UW 1997, to give the Warriors a 5-3edge.
The Huskies closed the gap in the seventh when Reynolds singled, moved to second on anerror, to third on a passed ball and scored on a Jay Garthwaite single.
Madrid finished 3-for-5 with two doubles while Stajduhar was 2-for-4 with three RBI tolead the Warriors. Reynolds and Michael Done each had two hits for the Huskies.
The Huskies and Warriors play the second of the two-game series Wednesday night at 6:30p.m. before the Huskies travel to face Washington State in a three-game series thisweekend.
LINESCORENon-Conference GameLewis-Clark State 5, Washington 4L-C State 021 001 100 -- 5 12 1Washington 000 030 100 -- 4 9 1Nick Gravelle, Ben Royce (9) and Gabe Stajduhar. Sean White, Shawn Kohn (5) andBen Johnson. W - Gravelle (6-2). L - Kohn (4-1). Sv - Royce (1). 2B - LC, Mike Madrid2, Trevor Brown, UW, Michael Done. 3B - UW, Tila Reynolds. HR - LC, Stajduhar (7).T - 2:40. A - 478.
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