McNeese advances to Saturday evening’s championship game at 6 p.m. CT against the winner between No. 2 Central Arkansas and No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana. Free bases haunted the UIW pitching staff, who issued two walks and pegged a batter to load the bases with two outs in the eighth. Lefty Jake Dickerson took an 0-2 pitch down the left-field line for a two-run, opposite-field double, followed by an infield single for Carson Maxwell to make it 5-2. UIW found themselves in another bases loaded situation as reliever Will Dion opted to intentionally walk Shea Gutierrez to face Ridge Rogers, who roped a sac fly to right-center to plate the go-ahead run in Ryan Flores. Second-baseman Nate Fisbeck, who homered twice in the contest, recorded his first RBI of the tournament in explosive fashion with a solo shot over the left field wall to put McNeese on the board first. Attempting to conjure up some more two-out magic, the Cardinals drew a walk to load the bases with two gone for pinch hitter Kendall Achilles, who watched strike three go by to leave three men on. Cowboys’ starter Brad Kincaid thought he was in the clear after a double-play ball brought McNeese one out from the middle of the fourth, but a Taylor Smith double and a Lee Thomas base knock drove in two runs to shift the lead to UIW’s favor. Fisbeck took that momentum into the home-half of the sixth, leading off the inning with his second solo shot of the night to draw the score even at 2-2. Box Score | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – For the first time since 2003, McNeese will play for a Southland Conference Tournament championship after the No. 5 Cowboys came back to eliminate No. 4 Incarnate Word 5-3 on Friday night at Constellation Field.