Tom Wippler’s leadoff home run in the top of the 11th inning propelled St. Thomas to a 7-6 win over Concordia in Saturday’s elimination game at the MIAC baseball playoffs in Dundas.
The Tommies advance to play Augsburg in a 5 p.m. game and need to win to force a Sunday rematch foor the title.
The Cobbers rallied from deficits of 5-1, 6-3 and 6-4 deficits, the latter with a two-run homer in the bottom of the ninth.
UST freshman Mark Dominik, in his first career postseason game, earned the win as he pitched the final two innings. Dominik starnded a runner in scoring position in the 10th and 11th innings.
Starter Matt Nelson worked into the eighth inning in his longest career outing and allowed three earned runs.
Matt McQuillan had three hits and reached base five times. Drew Cremisinio hit a solo home run.