CU HOLDS OFF LEE 4-3
LEWISTON, ID -- Cumberland held off a determined Lee University team 4-3 late Thursday night (June 3) to capture the 54th annual Avista NAIA World Series title at Harris Field -- the second national championship for the Bulldogs.
CU starter Aaron Wilkerson (14-1) went the distance, throwing nearly 150 pitches. striking out seven with two walks. He scattered seven hits, including a three-run HR in the bottom of the ninth to Michael Brown for Lee's only runs of the game.
Seth Walker reached on a bad-hop single with one out before Taylor Comford grounded back to the mound. Wilkerson knocked it down, fired to Sam Kikla and the shortstop made the relay throw to end the contest.