April 19, 1998
LEWISTON, Idaho -- The Lewis-Clark State Warriors capitalized on five Washington State errors and scored nine unearned runs to earn a 14-7 non-conference win Wednesday night at Harris Field.
The Warriors (37-12) sent two Australians to the mound with James Ramshaw (4-0) earning the victory. Ramshaw threw three and a third innings of no-hit relief while walking five. John Vetich opened for the NAIA powerhouse and gave up four runs in just over four innings of work.
Robin Guiver (2-1) started for the Cougars (22-21) and pitched well despite his game statistics. Guiver gave up seven runs in his five inning appearance, with only three being earned. The junior from Felton, Calif. Surrendered only three LCSC hits, but did walk five.
Les McTavish pitched well in relief of Guiver, but was the victim of two costly errors by shortstop Boyd Robertson. McTavish appeared to have the third out in the sixth inning, but Robertson bobbled a routine groundball. The next batter up, Tim Wetteland, hit a grand slam over the center field fence to top off a six run sixth inning. McTavish gave up five runs, all were unearned. Senior Shane Rice also saw an inning of work for the Cougars.
Shawn Stevenson and Steve Gleason were both 2-for-4 at the plate for the Cougs. Gleason hit his fifth home run of the year and improved his season average to .314. Stevenson broke out of a 1-for-15 slump with two sharp singles. Jason Grove and Greg Mitchell both added solo home runs. For Mitchell it was his 13th of the season and his fourth in his last six games.
Second baseman Ryan Riley was 3-for-5 for LCSC with two runs scored. Wetteland was 2-for-4 and landed the big blow for the Warriors with his grand slam in the sixth. Brandon O'Leary was also 2-for-4 with two runs scored.
The Cougars and Warriors were even on hits with nine apiece and both teams left seven runners on base. The five errors for the Cougars is second only to a six error game early in the season against San Diego State. Normal reserve infielder Robertson started at shortstop and committed four errors.
The Cougs and Warriors will return to action Friday with the second game of a three-game series at 6:30 at Harris Field. The season series is now tied at one game apiece.
WSU 001 210 003 - 7 9 5 LCSC 202 006 22x - 14 9 1 Robin Guiver, Les McTavish (6), Shane Rice (8), and Ryan Smith, Mark Rindy (8). John Vetich, James Ramshaw (5), Ryan Cunneen (9), and Barry Larson. W - Ramshaw (4-0); L - Guiver (2-1); S - None, HR - Mitchell (13), Grove (10), Gleason (5), Wetteland (3). T - 2:45; A - 550. WSU Hits - Stevenson 2, Curran, Randall, Kelley, Mitchell, Grove, Gleason 2. LCSC Hits - Wallace, O'Leary 2, Wetteland 2, Cheff, Riley 3.. E - Randall (15), Robertson 4 (17), Cunneen. 2B - Riley (11). 3B - None.