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College of Idaho wins NAIA West Title

Posted: 7:55 PM, May 07, 2017
Updated: 2017-05-07 21:57:20-04
College of Idaho wins NAIA West Title
College of Idaho wins NAIA West Title
College of Idaho wins NAIA West Title

The College of Idaho baseball team they won the west championship over British Columbia 2-1.

Anthony Martinez went 8 plus innings battling off 9 hits for the win.  Boise native Miles Bigelow picked up his 3rd save.  The Coyotes won on just two hits.

The victory clinches the Coyotes (24-28) an automatic bid to the NAIA Baseball National Championship Opening Round for a second-straight year and C of I’s eighth overall trip to Nationals. C of I will travel to one of nine Opening Round sites for games May 15-18 – learning their destination and opponents on Thursday.

It marks the Coyotes first title since winning the 2002 NAIA Region I championship at Simplot Stadium over the same UBC team. 

It also marks the second-straight year C of I has eliminated UBC on their home field – as the Yotes topped the T-Birds, 12-9, in the semifinals of last season’s tournament.