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UW-Eau Claire still in hunt for NCAA softball crown

University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire is one of three teams still in the hunt for the NCAA Division 3 softball championship.

The Blugolds won two elimination games in the loser's bracket Sunday.

They beat Emory of Georgia 3-1 and Plattsburgh State of New York 6-5.

UW-Eau Claire will play top-seeded Linfield of Oregon Monday in the final of the loser's bracket. That winner will then have a shot at unbeaten Washington of St. Louis later Monday for the national crown.

Mandy Tschernach went 3 for 3 for UW-Eau Claire against Emory and she drove in two runs including the game-winner.

Against Plattsburgh, the Blugolds came back from a 5-0 deficit. Bekki Kidnie hit a walk-off single, as UW-Eau Claire improved to 38-11 overall.

Monday's opponent, Linfield, is 42-and-7.