And despite some non-baseball weather, the valley was still on cloud nine as the number two ranked Lewis-Clark State College swept Missouri State University Billings in a four-game series this past weekend.
The Warriors took on the Yellow Jackets in two doubleheaders on Saturday and Sunday and rarely trailed against the division-two team. Game one saw a big solo home run by Jake Shirley and what would be the game winning RBI double by Kevin Hawk in the seventh to give the
The Warriors a 5-4 win. In game two, L-C had to overcome a four-run deficit, but after an offensive explosion, including home runs from Ryan Sells and Ty Jackson, eleven Warrior hits and six Yellow Jacket errors, L-C scored double digit runs to win big time, 20-6.
As for game three, the Yellow Jackets committed seven errors, and the Warriors saw a great pitching performance from Dillon Keene who only gave up five hits and two earned runs in five innings
To give L-C their third win of the weekend, 9-2. As for the rubber match, another masterful pitching performance for the warriors. This time from Gunnar Swanson who gave up one run while striking out seven in six innings, helping his team win 4-1. And for his efforts, also earned NAIA West Red Lion 'Pitcher of the Week' honors.
The 4-0 Warriors will take on Western Oregon in a four-game series at home.