WHITEWATER, Wis. (WKOW) -- Saint Thomas defeated UW-Whitewater 5-3 in a NCAA III regional game played at Prucha Field at Miller Stadium in Whitewater, Wisconsin Thursday. Saint Thomas, 36-8 overall and 2-0 in the double elimination regional, will play at 4:00 Friday against an opponent that will be determined by the game currently in progress. UW-W, 30-16 and 1-1 in the regional, will face WIAC rival UW-La Crosse, 34-10 and 1-1, at 10:00 Friday in an elimination game.
Saint Thomas pushed across an unearned run in the fourth inning for the winning margin. The Tommies added an insurance run in the eighth. Junior righthander Dylan Thomas went the first eight inning for UST to up his record to 7-2.
Steve Maher, making his second appearance of the season in relief, picked up a save by closing out the ninth. Freshman Colin Grove, 2-1, went the first 4.2 for UW-W, giving up three earned runs, with Matthew Roberts going the rest of the way while yielding one run.
Wednesday's Results in the Regional
UW-Whitewater 2, Concordia University-Chicago 1 in ten innings