Alyssa McWilliams hit a three-run home run and Morgan Parrish earned the pitching win as Webster University eliminated Wisconsin-Superior from NCAA Division III softball regional play with a 9-1 five-inning victory Friday in Waverly, Iowa.

Parrish allowed one run on four hits and had three strikeouts in 4 2/3 innings while McWilliams and Paige Thomas finished with two hits apiece for Webster (21-11).

Tayler Kraemer had two hits to lead the Yellowjackets (22-16).

  • Maya Patty and Hannah Matthies each had two hits, two runs, two RBIs and a walk to lead top-seeded St. Olaf to an 11-3 victory over sixth-seeded Wisconsin-Superior in their six-inning regional playoff opener.

The game’s first pitch was scheduled for 10 a.m. but was delayed more than three hours due to rain.

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Three pitchers combined to hold UWS to five hits but the Yellowjackets tried to make a game of it by scoring three runs in the top of the fifth to cut the deficit to 7-3. The Oles, however, ended the game early with four runs in the bottom of the sixth as the game ended when Patty was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

Katie Weisheit added two hits, a run and two RBIs for St. Olaf (25-6), which, with the victory, is off until Saturday’s second day.

The top of the UWS lineup was once again productive for the Yellowjackets as leadoff hitter Kaela Kraemer had two hits, a run and walk, younger sister Tayler Kraemer had a hit, run and walk and Olivia Bancroft-Hart had a hit, run and RBI.

UWS yielded seven walks and had two errors.