Lubbock Christian is the only unbeaten team at the NAIA World Series following a 3-0 shutout win over Louisiana State-Shreveport Tuesday night at Harris Field.
Behind the tournament’s first complete game and shutout, the Chaps put themselves in the driver’s seat. Righthander Mike Marshall, who broke his foot in the opening round tournament in Lubbock, went the distance allowing just 3 hits with 8 strikeouts in a 138 pitch effort.
Offensively, Lubbock scored twice in he first inning on a wild pitch and sacrifice fly and added an insurance run in the 8th to improve to 49-12 on the year and 3-0 in the series.
LSU-Shreveport falls to 47-14 and 2-1 in the series play.
In other action: Last year’s national runner-up Lee of Tennessee ousted the top seed Embry-Riddle 7-4.
Firstbaseman Roberto Reyes hit a go-ahead homerun to break a 4-4 tie, and the Flames added two more in the 9th to improve to 50-13 on the year.
Embry-Riddle ends its season at 51-11.
Meanwhile, Concordia of California continued its surprising run in Lewiston with a 7-4 win over second seed Oklahoma City.
Fueled by a 6 run second inning, the Eagles held off the Stars behind solid defense the relief pitching of lefty Josh White who threw shutout ball over the final three innings to notch his second save of the year.
Concordia improves to 41-19 overall, while the Stars end their season at 47-12.
Wednesday’s schedule will feature two games as Concordia will play LSU-Shreveport in an elimination game at 3pm PDT, while unbeaten Lubbock Christian will face Lee at 7pm.
Both game will be carried live on www.koze-sports.com and the Lubbock/Lee contest will also be aired live on Talk Radio 950 KOZE-AM.