UC Riverside 7, Eastern Kentucky 1
LOS ANGELES, CA - After being shutout the game prior with only two hits, UC Riverside decided to wake up their bats in the elimination game against Eastern Kentucky.
UC Riverside advances to the Postseason NISC Championship game on Friday at 11:00 a.m. PT against Loyola Marymount. UCR will have to beat LMU twice to claim the crown.
The game was tied one-all until the Highlanders scored six unanswered runs throughout back-to-back innings to extend their lead 7-1 after five frames. The squad combined for 10 total hits and it was the definition of a team effort, as 9-of-10 UCR batters had a base hit. Seanne Garewal led the way going 2-for-3 from the plate.
EKU produced seven hits and threatened to score on multiple occasions, but weren't able to produce with runners on base. Overall, the team had an impressive run in the NISC and walk away placing third.