LEWISTON, Idaho — Concordia University Irvine stuck with the theme of scoring early and often, as the Eagles jumped to a 6-0 lead, en route to an 8-4 victory over LSU-Shreveport, punching Concordia’s ticket to the championship round at the 2011 Avista-NAIA World Series on Wednesday afternoon, stated Concordia’s Web site www.cuieagles.com
Concordia doubled the lead to 6-0 in the second inning, which started when senior shortstop and former Brawley High Wildcat Edgar Guillen — the Eagles’ No. 9 hitter — singled with one out and stole second to set up an RBI single by Ivanoff, stated the Web site.
The ninth-seeded Eagles (42-19) will play the winner of Wednesday’s Lubbock-Lee (Tenn.) game. Lee needs to beat the former to force a playoff between the two teams today, with the winner playing Concordia for the title at 7 p.m. Friday.
If Lubbock had won Wednesday, it would face Concordia at 7 p.m. tonight. The outcome of the Lubbock-Lee game was unavailable.
Concordia, which features another former Brawley catcher, Justin Baeza, on its roster, becomes just the third Golden State Athletic Conference team in the 55-year history of the tournament to advance to the championship round.