WATERLOO - A berth in the regional title game is on the line.
Second-seed NIACC faces top-seed Iowa Central at 7 p.m. Saturday in the winner's bracket of the NJCAA Region XI tournament. The winner advances to Sunday's 3:30 p.m. championship game.
NIACC is seeking its third straight regional title.
NIACC (39-17) moved to Saturday's regional semifinal contest with a 13-5, eight-inning win over third-seed Southeastern CC on Friday. The Trojans received a career-high five RBIs from freshman Joey Werner and a three-run home run from freshman Mitch Neunborn.
It was Neunborn's team-leading 13th home run.
Iowa Central stayed on the winner's side of the bracket with a 3-2 win over fourth-seed Kirkwood late Friday night.
The loser of Saturday night's contest plays either Kirkwood, Southeastern or DMACC at noon on Sunday in an elimination game.
Notes: NIACC has won 10 straight games at the regional baseball tournament ... NIACC coach Travis Hergert has a record of 18-4 at the regional tournament since taking over as head coach in 2013.
Ellsworth 8, Iowa Lakes 5 (elimination game)
Kirkwood 10, DMACC 5
Southeastern 6, Ellsworth 4
DMACC 9, Ellsworth 5
NIACC 13, Southeastern 5 (8)
Iowa Central 3, Kirkwood 2
Noon - DMACC vs. Southeastern (elimination game)
3:30 p.m. - Kirkwood vs. Saturday noon winner
7 p.m. - NIACC vs. Iowa Central
Noon - DMACC/Southeastern/Kirkwood vs. NIACC/Iowa Central loser
3:30 p.m. - NIACC/Iowa Central winner vs. TBA (regional title game)
11 a.m. - Second regional title game, if necessary