Updated: May 04, 2021 06:22 PM
Created: May 04, 2021 06:16 PM
Northwestern College sophomore Owen Boerema struck out Crown College's Seth Betts to end the game, as the Eagles claim their first UMAC championship in 25 years with a 3-1 win in 11 innings on Tuesday afternoon.
St. Scholastica in Duluth had previously won the UMAC championship or a share of a conference title for the past 25 years.
Boerema had a game that pitchers dream about. He had 15 strikeouts in 11 innings, giving up no earned runs getting the victory.
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Northwestern senior Andrew Simonson blasted a 2-run home run in the top of the 11th to break a 1-1 tie.
That's when Boerema came out for the 11th inning to seal the deal for the school's first UMAC championship since 1996.
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