A six-run sixth inning turned a close game into a route for UW-La Crosse in an 11-2 win over St. Scholastica.
It was a first round match-up in the NCAA Div. III Regionals in Whitewater.
Nate Roethle had a run-scoring single and Joel Zyhowski added a two-run single as the Eagles took advantage of a couple of Saints errors to open up a 7-2 lead.
The Eagles then added four more in the 9th inning, keyed by a two-run double from Mitch Sutton.
Caleb Boushley got the start for UW-La Crosse on the mound and picked up the win to improve to 9-2 on the season.
UW-L will play UW-Whitewater Friday at 4:30 PM in the second round of the double-elimination tournament.
The Eagles are just 1-6 against Whitewater this season.