|KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Lewis-Clark State Baseball put together a record-setting season fueled by impressive individual record-setting performances all season long. |
The campaign culminated in a Cascade Conference title, Opening Round Championship and National Runner-Up finish.
For their contributions to the historic 2022 season, Trent Sellers, Dawson Day and Sam Linscott were voted NAIA All-Americans. Sellers was named a Second-Team All-American, while Day and Linscott earned honorable mention honors.
“Trent, Dawson, and Sam all had an exceptional year on an incredible team,” Head Coach Jake Taylor said. “They performed their best in the biggest moments and were leaders on our team the entire season. They will now be added to the distinguished list of All-Americans that have played for LC State Baseball and we are very proud of all of them for this tremendous honor.”
Sellers put together one of the best seasons in LC State history. The Cascade Conference Pitcher of the Year set the Warrior single-season records for wins (14-0) and strikeouts (140) in 18 appearances. He finished the year tied for the NAIA lead in wins and was second in all of college baseball (NAIA and NCAA DI, DII, DIII) in wins without a loss. Sellers tied for third in strikeouts, fourth in innings pitched (109) and ninth in ERA (1.98).
The Kennewick, Wash., native shined all season, including a complete-game one-hitter against Corban. He struck out 14 in the contest, did not walk a batter and faced just 28 batters. In the Avista NAIA World Series he threw 14.2 innings, struck out 15 and gave up only three runs. He was voted the CCC Pitcher of the Week four times during the season.
Linscott tied with teammate Aidan Nagle for the most at-bats in the NAIA (268) and tied for the third in all of college baseball with an NAIA-leading 107 hits. The senior tied an LC State record for stolen bases without being caught with 27 and was 11th in the NAIA in doubles (24).
Linscott became just the fifth Warrior to hit for the cycle, including a go-ahead two-run home run against Oregon Tech on April 24. He led the Warriors in batting average (.399) and total bases (164). Linscott was awarded the tournament’s Gold Glove in the Avista NAIA World Series with a perfect fielding percentage and 20 putouts. He collected 12 hits to lead the Series, and knocked in eight runs. He was voted the CCC Player of the Week three times.
Day was fifth in the NAIA in strikeouts per nine innings (13.95), tied for seventh with 11 victories, 10th in ERA (2.12). The senior was clutch down the stretch and nearly unhittable at times. He never allowed more than four hits in a game and scattered just 24 in 68 innings. He struck out 107 batters and allowed 16 earned runs en route to an 11-0 record. Against Faulkner in the Avista NAIA World Series, Day went 6.2 innings and allowed one hit as part of the first combined one-hitter in Series history. He struck out 14 in the outing. He was named the CCC Pitcher of the Week once.
All three were named to the Avista NAIA World Series All-Tournament Team, joining Riley Way and Luke White, and all three earned All-Cascade Conference honors.