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UW-L baseball moves on in NCAA regional Featured

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UW-L outfielder Joel Zyhowski takes a swing in the DIII Midwest Regional. UW-L outfielder Joel Zyhowski takes a swing in the DIII Midwest Regional. UWLAthletics.com

Boushley improves to 9-2 with win.

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse baseball team took its first step in getting back to the College World Series for the third season in a row.

In the opening round of the Division III Midwest Regional, the Eagles took down 23rd-ranked St. Scholastica, 11-2.

At 4:30 p.m. Friday, unranked UW-L (29-17) will play UW-Whitewater (35-7).

The Warhawks are the top seed in the region and ranked third in the nation by D3baseball.com. The Eagles are 1-6 this season against UW-W.

In the win, UW-L senior pitcher Caleb Boushley improved to 9-2 this season, striking out seven and walking one in eight innings. He gave up just three hits - two of them solo home runs.

One of Boushley's losses this season has come against the Warhawks.

UW-L outfielder Joel Zyhowski was 2-for-5 with three RBI from the leadoff spot in the win. He also had a stolen base. Teammates Nate Heili and Nick Pescheck were both 3-for-5 against the Saints (32-9).

The regional follows a double-elimination format. The winner advances to the NCAA Division III Championships May 26-31 at Fox Cities Stadium in Appleton, Wis.

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