April 14, 1999
LEWISTON, Idaho -- Lewis-Clark State's Toby Cheff hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the 11th inning to break a 3-3 tie and give the Warriors a 5-3 win over Washington State in a non-conference game Tuesday night at Harris Field.
The Cougars are now 17-16 on the year and have lost 11 of its last 13 games. The No. 2 NAIA ranked Warriors improved its record to 37-7.
The Cougars took a 3-2 lead heading into the bottom of the ninth inning when Jason Ellison's bases loaded grounder scored Kendrick Wallace to tie the game at three. After a leadoff single by Ryan Luther in the bottom of the 11th, Cheff hit the first pitch from reliever Les McTavish over the centerfield fence to give the Warriors its 37th win of the year.
WSU pitcher Reggie Rivard made his first collegiate start and faired well keeping the Warrior bats in check allowing only three hits and one run in five innings. McTavish picked up the loss falling to 0-2 on the year.
LCSC reliever James Ramshaw kept his perfect pitching record intact giving up two hits and one run in four inning. The left-handed Ramshaw is now 8-0 on the season.
Steve Curran plated the Cougs first two runs with sharp single up the middle in the second inning. In the eighth WSU added its third run when Jason Grove scored on a Steve Gleason RBI grounder. Freshman Bookie Gates hit his first collegiate triple extending his current hitting streak to eight games.
WSU will return to Pac-10 action this weekend with a three-game series against the University of Arizona. Game times are scheduled for Friday at 6:30 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., and Sunday at 12 p.m.