It took a pair of wins Sunday in La Crosse, but the UW-La Crosse Eagles earned their first ever trip to the NCAA Division 3 College Baseball World Series.
The Eagles won Game 1, 5-4, on Ben Morgan’s RBI single in the top of the ninth against Coe College (Iowa).
Needing yet another victory against the Kohawks, UW-L found themselves down 4-2 early after surrendering a couple of home runs. Then the Eagles (33-13) got hot, scoring seven runs in the sixth inning en route to a 15-4 Midwest Region-clinching victory.
The No. 20 Eagles will open the D3 World Series Friday against No. 5 Salisbury (Md.) at 6:45pm at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton.