Behind five solid innings on the mound from Sean Rutherford and lots and lots of hitting, Covenant was able to cruise to a 14-4 slaughter rule win in its VISAA Division 2 quarterfinal contest against Norfolk Collegiate.
With a 10-4 lead going into the bottom of the fifth, the Eagles surged for four runs including a walkoff 2-run double from Lee Coppock.
Rutherford improved to 9-2 on the year with the victory. Offensively, Clarke Crutchfield had a big day going 2 for 4 and driving in four runs. Jesse Getchel was 2 for 3. Chris Shifflett had a home run.
The game was originally scheduled to be played at Covenant, but a week of sever weather forced the game to be played at the Steward school in Richmond.
The Eagles (21-5) advance to the final four for the second straight season. Covenant will play top seeded Atlantic Shores in Colonial Heights on Friday at 4 p.m. The Seahawks beat their quarterfinal opponent, Middleburg, 4-1.