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College of Idaho baseball earns trip to NAIA National Championship

The College of Idaho baseball team celebrate after cliniching their berth at nationals.
The College of Idaho baseball team celebrate after cliniching their berth at nationals. Bob Frid

Miles Bigelow (Borah High) stranded the tying runner at second as the College of Idaho beat British Columbia 2-1 in the NAIA West Grouping North Division Championship.

The win gave the Yotes (24-28) an automatic bid to the opening round of the NAIA National Championship for the second straight season.

Austin Van Horne (Caldwell High) and Cole Mansanarez had C of I’s only two hits, and Mansanarez and Dominic Conigliaro drove in the team’s only runs.

Starter Anthony Martine threw eight innings, striking out eight, before Bigelow came in to close it out.

The Yotes pitching staff allowed two runs in the three-game tournament.

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