LEWISTON – Senior left-hander Anthony Gomez threw his second-complete game of the World Series against the Warriors, as No. 10 Cumberland (Tenn.) upended No. 2 Lewis-Clark State 3-0 to win the 2014 Avista-NAIA Baseball World Series championship. The title is the third all-time for the Bulldogs, who are the only No. 10 seed to ever win the title since seeding was established in 2003.
“I knew it was going to be really tough,” said Cumberland head coach Woody Hunt. “Gomez pitched another terrific game for us. This team has a special make-up. We’ve grinded it out every tournament, with nothing coming easy to us. This is a gift from God and I thank him for the way this team came together.”
Gomez, who improved to 7-4 on the year, scattered six hits over nine innings with four strikeouts and three walks. The performance gives him two complete-game victories against Lewis-Clark State at this year’s World Series.
Lewis-Clark State threatened in the bottom of the ninth, however Gomez, as he did the entire game, worked out of it with a strikeout of pinch hitter Chris Woolley and ground out to third base by Brian Corliss.
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