Josh Heyne's walk-off sacrifice fly in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Dylan Zigman from third, sending West Chester University to the national championship game with a 2-1 victory over Catawba at the 2012 NCAA Division II College World Series at the USA Baseball National Training Complex Thursday evening in Cary, N.C.
Heyne is a Susquehannock High School graduate. He's a senior shortstop for West Chester.
Heyne is having a stellar postseason for West Chester. He's now 3-for-8 in the College World Series with two doubles, a single, three walks, three runs scored and an RBI. He's hitting over .400 in the postseason, including the NCAA Atlantic Regional playoffs and the Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference playoffs. Heyne was named the PSAC Tournament MVP.
Overall, Heyne is hitting .316 this season with five homers and 32 RBIs.
West Chester (45-10) stamped its ticket into the title game for the first time in school history, while Catawba (45-17) ended its playoff run by tying the school record for most victories in a season.
The Golden Rams will await the winner of the Delta State-Minnesota-Mankato contest, which will be played Friday morning at 11.
West Chester ran its current winning streak to 11 games.
West Chester will have an opportunity to tie the school record for wins in a single season on Saturday. The Golden Rams won 46 games in 2009 when it last reached the College World Series.
The national title game is set for 7 p.m. Saturday.