Harris Field will be the home of the NAIA World Series for the 16th straight year.
LEWISTON, Idaho -- The Lewis-Clark State College baseball team knows a thing or two about winning national championships. The Warriors aren't only the host of the Avista NAIA World Series they have also won 16 national titles, marking the most in all the NAIA.
Their last championship came in 2008, capping a span of 16 titles in 25 years. However, it's been a six-year drought since that moment, and that's been far too long for a program of this caliber.
“It's time to go again you know, it's time to get back on the horse and get after it,” said Warriors' Senior pitcher Beau Kerns
Junior first-baseman Seth Brown added, “We had a couple runs here in the past, I tell you if any group can do it this is the group. Probably the biggest legacy we can leave is we're starting year one and we're going to start the ball rollin' again.”
The past two years the Warriors made it to the championship game, only to lose on their home field. Second place may be good enough for other programs but not LCSC.
“We got second last year and that's not good enough,” said Kerns. “It's truly something if we don't get first place, if we don't win the whole thing, it's a failure almost.”
“Coming up short is hard to swallow and we're not going to let that happen this year,” added Brown.
Lewis-Clark State believes 2015 is the year they become national champions once again.
The road to a 17th national title starts Friday live on SWX when the Warriors open up the Avista NAIA World Series against Davenport at 7 p.m. PT. SWX will also air the NAIA World Series Championship on Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29 (if necessary).