William Paterson 8, Ithaca 4 California Lutheran 7, Methodist 4
BATTLE CREEK, Mich. (AP) _ Keith Eaddy’s home run put William Paterson ahead for good Monday as the Pioneeers went on to an 8-4 victory over Ithaca and a berth in the championship game of the NCAA Division III tournament.
William Paterson (34-7) will meet the winner of Tuesday’s elimination game between Methodist (44-8) and Cal Lutheran (42-5) for the title on Tuesday night.
Top-ranked Cal Lutheran beat Methodist 7-4 on Monday night as Tim Wimbish improved to 6-0, allowing five hits over seven innings.
Eaddy’s second home run of the tournament broke a 3-3 tie and made a winner out of Bob Graham (7-0) as the Pioneers advanced to the title game without a loss.
Cal Lutheran scored five runs in the seventh for its come-from-behind victory.