Zack Feierstein scored the go-ahead run on an error in the 13th inning to propel La Salle past Dayton, 6-5, in the opening round of the Atlantic 10 Championship yesterday at Camden's Campbell's Field.
Feierstein finished 2-for-5 with two RBI and a run scored.
In the top of the 13th, George Smith Jr. ripped a one-out single off Dayton reliever Mike Hauschild. Smith then traded places with Feierstein at first after a fielder's choice.
Tony Negrin followed with a walk that pushed the go-ahead run to second with two outs. Brendan Norton then hit a ground ball to the right side that checked off second baseman Mel Skochdopole's glove and into rightfield, scoring Feierstein and giving La Salle the lead for good.
La Salle (28-24), the sixth seed, will play No. 2 Rhode Island (30-20) this afternoon at 3:30 in the winner's bracket.
La Salle righthander Kevin Fuqua struck out six over 6 innings to become the school's all-time leader in strikeouts with 222.