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Menlo College splits two games in NAIA West tournament

Sam Shapiro drove in two runs in the top of the seventh inning to break a tie and help the Menlo College baseball beat College of Idaho, 9-5, in the first game of the NAIA West Grouping Tournament on Friday in Vancouver.

The Oaks dropped a 3-0 decision to No. 1 seed and host British Columbia later in the day and fell into the loser's bracket.

Menlo (29-27) faces an elimination game Saturday at 4 p.m. against either College of Idaho or Concordia, who play at 10 a.m.

Shapiro drove in three runs overall and James Threw and John Bowling each drove in two runs. Nick Quejado and Chris Freeman each had two hits and drove in a run.

Daniel Comstock collected three hits and walked for Menlo, which split a four-game set with Idaho two weeks ago.

Alex Boucher added two hits in support of starter Daniel Chavez (7-3), who gained the win after allowing five runs on seven hits over six innings.

Nate Harris threw two innings in relief, giving up three hits, and John Schott recorded the final three outs with two runners aboard to record his first save. Schott struck out two hitters.

Comstock recorded three of Menlo's seven hits against British Columbia's Conor Lillis-White (8-0) in the nightcap.

Kyer Vega (5-3) allowed three runs on nine hits. He walked one and did not strike out a batter.

The Thunderbirds scored their first run on a double play in the first. Tyler Enns added a two-run double in the ninth.

— Palo Alto Online Sports

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