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Kristin Winter, who was 3-for-4 with three RBI, hit a walk-off home run to left field in the bottom of the eighth, that gave Luther a 5-4 victory over Buena Vista University.
Trailing the Norse 4-0 entering the top of the sixth, the Beavers scored three runs on three hits and then leveled the score at 4-4 with a run in the seventh.
Becca Girvan (16-3) went the distance in the circle. Girvan allowed four runs on eight hits, walked six and struck out three.
Kelsey Rose, was the only other Norse to produce a multiple hit game, going 2-for-4. Miranda McCay, Kayla Hatting and Katie Wieland all had one hit.
The victory was the 11th in a row and increased No. 11 Luther's overall record to 28-6. The Norse will face top seed of the IIAC Tournament No. 9 Coe College tomorrow at Noon. Coe defeated Simpson 3-1 earlier today. The winner will advance to the first championship game that will take place Sunday at 1:00 p.m. The loser will move to the consolation round and play at 2:00 p.m. tomorrow afternoon.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586