NORMAL, Ill. — With her team in danger of being eliminated, Macey Wolfe wasn’t ready to go home just yet.
Wolfe blasted a walk-off, three-run home run in the bottom of the seventh inning and top-seeded Northern Iowa advanced to the title game of the Missouri Valley Conference softball tournament with a 6-4 win over Wichita State Friday.
The decisive homer capped a monster day for Wolfe, who drove in all six Panther runs. She started the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the first inning, then belted a two-run homer in the fifth.
UNI 6, Wichita St. 4
Wichita St., 000 112 0 — 4 5 1
N. Iowa 100 020 3 — 6 6 2
Brooks, Malone (3) and Perrigan. Buchanan, Spencer (6) and Varriano. WP—Buchanan (14-2). LP—Malone (26-11). 2B—Perrigan (WSU), Krodinger (UNI), Varriano (UNI). Wolfe (UNI) 2, Derrico (WSU).