Austin Clock drove in four runs early, and Taylor Kohlwey's hitting streak came to an end Sunday, as SUNY Cortland eliminated UW-L from the NCAA DIII Championship with a 8-3 win.
The Eagles finish the season 39-10. Cortland will face Trinity University on Monday at Fox Cities Stadium for the right to advance to the championship series.
UW-L took a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Ben Morgan drove in Justin Anderson. The lead held up until the fourth inning, when the Red Dragons strung together four straight hits and two runs off Eagles starter Jameson Lavery to lead 2-1.
Alex Brown tied the game in the bottom half of the inning with a two-out single to right center field, scoring Morgan.
The Red Dragons dominated the middle innings though, scoring two runs in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth to make it 7-2. Austin Clock had the go-ahead RBI single in the fourth to make it 3-2, then drove in two more with a single down the left field line in the fifth. He finished 3-for-4 with 4 RBI. Conrad Ziemendorf and Fabio Ricci added run-scoring singles in the sixth inning to make it 6-2, then Cortland used a pickle play with two outs to plate a third run.
UW-L tallied 10 hits for the game, but struggled with runners in scoring position. After Anderson homered in the eighth inning to cut the lead to 7-3, the Eagles loaded the bases with two outs before Brown lined out to the shortstop.
Kohlwey went 0-for-5 and saw his 51-game hit streak come to an end in his final collegiate game. He hit hard line-drives in two at-bats, but both were snagged. His streak is second-longest in division 3 history, and is a WIAC and UW-L record.