LEWISTON, Idaho -- Left-hander Darrell Wagner struck out 16 batters to lead defending champion Lewis Clark State to a 12-6 victory over Hawaii-Hilo Sunday in the NAIA Baseball World Series.
The Warriors, 37-24, advance to a winner's bracket game Monday against St. Francis, ill., 50-19.
Hawaii-Hilo will face Dallas Baptist in a losers-out game.
In an earlier game, Oklahoma Baptist grabbed a winner's bracket spot with a 6-4 win over North Florida.
Wagner, who has 99 strikeouts this season, improved his record to 8-3. He surrendered six hits and walked eight batters before being replaced in the eighth by reliever Darren Cooper, who delivered the last five outs.
Catcher John Nessmith went 4-four-4 and notched three RBI in the Warriors' 15-hit attack. He also walked in the first inning to force in a run.
Glen Baxley had three hits and Tom Eilertson hit a two-run homer to cap a five-run eighth inning for the winners.
In the earlier game, Jose Olmeda slammed a three-run homer in the top of the ninth to give Oklahoma Baptist its win over North Florida.
Oklahoma Baptist, 53-10 on the season, will face Wisconsin-Stout, 31-14, Monday. North Florida will play West Florida in a losers-out contest.
Olmeda's winning blast came off reliever Jeff Rood.
Starter Doug Anderson left the game just before Olmeda came to the plate. It was his first loss in 12 starts this season.
Winning pitcher Bruce Throckmorton went the distance for the Bisons for the 15th time in 18 starts. He allowed nine hits, including three singles in the bottom of the ninth, walked one and struck out six.