ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- Sawyer Carroll hit his second home run of the NCAA tournament Saturday to help Kentucky stay alive in the Ann Arbor regional with a 4-3 victory over Eastern Michigan.
Greg Dombrowski (6-1) pitched the first five innings before giving way to Andrew Albers, who allowed just three singles the rest of the way for his fifth save of the season.
Josh Ivan led off the ninth with a single for the Eagles (25-34), but Albers got a strikeout and induced a game-ending double play that eliminated Eastern Michigan.
The Wildcats, who lost 7-5 to Michigan earlier Saturday, will face the host Wolverines or Arizona on Sunday in the double-elimination tournament.
The Wildcats (43-18) trailed 3-2 in the bottom of the third before Chris McClendon tied the game with an RBI single. Brian Spear followed with a sacrifice fly that gave Kentucky the lead for good.
Steve Bradshaw singled home a run in the first for Eastern Michigan, but Carroll answered in the bottom of the inning with his 18th home run, a booming two-run shot over the left-field wall.
The Eagles' Matt Shoemaker (5-4) gave up seven hits and struck out four in 8 1-3 innings. Bradshaw finished with two RBIs.