Catcher John McAninch belted two homers Friday as the Lewis-Clark State Warriors beat the visiting Whitworth Pirates 6-3 in a non-league men’s baseball game.
The Pirates (6-6-1) scored two runs in the top of the first, but the Warriors (27-5) countered with three runs in the third and never faltered.
Matt Wagner (6-0) recorded the win, striking out eight, while Billy Wark (2-2) took the loss.
McAninch was 2 for 3 with five RBIs, including a sacrifice fly in the first, a three-run homer in the third and a solo shot in the fifth.
Pirate Don O’Neal went 4 for 5 with a homer and two RBIs.
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Wark, McDougal (8) and Fukai; Wagner and McAninch. W-Wagner (6-0). L-Wark (2-2).
Whitworth-Good 3, Fukai, O’Neal 4, Nordhagen, Worsham, Mayer. L-C State-Pereira 4, Inzunza 3, Vopata, McAninch 2, Baeza 2. 2B-Pereira. HR-O’Neal, McAninch 2 (7).
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