STILLWATER, Okla. — Michael Snyder and Johnny Tincher hit home runs in a seven-run fifth inning and third-seeded Washington defeated No. 2 seed Dallas Baptist 9-5 on Friday in the opening game of the Stillwater Regional.
With the score tied at 1 heading to the fifth, the Huskies broke the game open with seven runs on six hits.
After Jeter Ybarra drew a leadoff walk, Snyder hit a two-run home run to left-center field. Will Simpson delivered an RBI-single and Coby Morales drove in a run with a grounder to shortstop. Tincher capped the inning with a three-run blast.
Columbia River High grad Sam Boyle (5-0) pitched 3 1/3 innings in relief of starter Stu Flesland III. Boyle allowed one run on four hits and struck out three.
Washington (35-18) advances to a winner’s bracket game on Saturday and DBU (45-15) drops to a loser-out game, also on Saturday.
George Specht and Luke Heefner drove in two runs each for DBU.