LEWISTON, Idaho - The Vanguard baseball team's magical run fell short of a National Championship as St. Thomas (Fla.) bounced the Lions from the NAIA World Series. Vanguard (39-22) was the 10th seed in the tournament and the Bobcats move to 46-17 as the 9th seed in the World Series. The Lions ended on the wrong side of the 14-10 score in their third game at the final site.
Vanguard garnered 10 runs on 13 hits and St. Thomas scored 14 on the same number of hits. Both teams combined to use 14 pitchers and the first 10 of them left the game with no decision. This is an NAIA record for a single team (Vanguard) and for combined squads. Five home runs were jacked out with all but one coming for the Bobcats.
LEWISTON, Idaho - One day after playing a great opening game, the #10 Lions struggled through the second inning and found themselves losing 4-1 to #2 Faulkner of Alabama. Faulkner (49-13) stays in the winners bracket and the Blue and Gold (39-21) enters the elimination phase of the tournament.
LEWISTON, Idaho - Vanguard took the opening game of the 2015 Avista NAIA World Series by a score of 3-1 over Lindsey Wilson. The #10 Lions are 39-20 this year while #7 Lindsey Wilson sports a 41-18 overall record.
LEWISTON, Idaho - The NAIA released the bracket for the 2015 Avita NAIA World Series beginning next week. Vanguard (38-20) is slotted in the 10th seed and will kick things off at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, May 22nd.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The heavy rain could not stop the Lions as they dominate the University of Northwestern Ohio from start to finish and earn a berth in the NAIA World Series, starting next week in Idaho. Vanguard cruises to the 8-0 victory.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. - The Lions (37-20) moved one step closer to reaching the NAIA World Series as they knocked off the University of British Columbia. UBC, the third seed in the tournament, is now 39-18 on the season.
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