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For the second time in as many days, Luther advanced on the winners side of the double elimination Iowa Conference Tournament thanks to a home run. Yesterday, Kristen Winter hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the eighth to secure a 5-4 victory over Buena Vista University. Today, Alise Miller broke up a pitchers duel with a two-run home run in the top of the eighth, as the Norse defeated top-seeded Coe 2-0.
Norse pitcher Becca Girvan picked up her 17th victory of the season. Girvan allowed three hits, walked four and struck out nine. Miller's home run was only the third hit Kohawk pitcher Arran Weeces allowed all afternoon.
The Norse advance to the championship game and are one win away from claiming the 2014 IIAC Tournament title and an automatic berth to the NCAA III National Tournament. Tomorrow's championship game is slated to take place at Noon. The Norse will face the winner of the Coe versus Simpson game that is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.
Questions? Contact David Blanchard, post_to_results, 563-387-1586