ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Sawyer Carroll hit his second home run
of the NCAA tournament Saturday to help Kentucky stay alive in the
Ann Arbor regional with a 4-3 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Greg Dombrowski (6-1) pitched the first five innings before
giving way to Andrew Albers, who allowed just three singles the
rest of the way for his fifth save of the season.
Josh Ivan led off the ninth with a single for the Eagles
(25-34), but Albers got a strikeout and induced a game-ending
double play that eliminated Eastern Michigan.
The Wildcats, who lost 7-5 to Michigan earlier Saturday, will
face the host Wolverines or Arizona on Sunday in the
The Wildcats (43-18) trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the third
before Chris McClendon tied the game with an RBI single. Brian
Spear followed with a sacrifice fly that gave Kentucky the lead for
Steve Bradshaw singled home a run in the first for Eastern
Michigan, but Carroll answered in the bottom of the inning with his
18th home run, a booming two-run shot over the left-field wall.
The Eagles' Matt Shoemaker (5-4) gave up seven hits and struck
out four in 8 1-3 innings. Bradshaw finished with two RBIs.
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