Game No. 1: No. 10 College of Idaho (41-20) vs No. 6 Lewis-Clark State (41-13)
Saturday - 12:00 a.m. (MT)
C of I: Todd Griffiths (4-1, 2.58 ERA, 73.1 IP, 21 BB, 44 K)
LCSC: Anthony Armanino (9-1, 2.10 ERA, 81.1 IP, 31 BB, 83 K)
For just the fifth time in history, the NAIA World Series will see an all-Idaho matchup. The two schools met up in the postseason three times in 1999 with Lewis-Clark State going 2-1 against the College of Idaho (or Albertson's College back then), including a 7-2 victory in the National Championship game. In 2002, the Yotes and Warriors faced off again. LCSC won that game 5-0.
Ten years later, C of I will look to keep their season alive against LCSC and make history in the process. Never before have the Warriors been bounced from The Series after just two games on their home field.
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IF they win...
Every team in attendance at the NAIA World Series at least wants to make it to Memorial Day. With a win over LCSC, the Yotes would advance to the 9:00 a.m. (PT) game on Monday to face the loser of Saturday night's contest between No. 9 Rogers State (46-14) and No. 1 LSU-Shreveport (51-4).
IF they lose...
The bad: The Yotes season will be over.
The good: The kids from Caldwell can head home will their heads held high. Their 41 wins are the most since 2002, which was also the last year the made it to the NAIA World Series.