It was a long day for the UW-La Crosse Eagles on Tuesday. La Crosse was able to reach the best-of-three championship round against top-ranked SUNY-Cortland by holding on to beat Trinity University of Texas 10-7 in an elimination game. The game included a 5 hour, 4 minute rain delay.
The Eagles would need to pick up and face Cortland in game 1 of the best-of-three championship, but they fell behind by 5 runs early and lost the championship opener 11-3.
Game 2 is set for 11 a.m. this morning. La Crosse needs a win to force a third and deciding game later today.
It’ll be a tall order for the Eagles, trying to find a way to beat the number-1 team in the nation twice. La Crosse (36-15) is looking for its first National title.
Cortland (44-4) is in the same boat.