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Thursday, September 28, 2023
Sept. 28, 2023

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Dallas Baptist eliminates Huskies at Stillwater Regional


STILLWATER, Okla. — Braxton Bragg allowed one run over 7 2/3 innings with 10 strikeouts, Nathan Humphreys hit a three-run home run and Dallas Baptist beat Washington 9-1 Sunday in an elimination game at the Stillwater Regional.

Dallas Baptist (47-15), which set a program record for single-season wins with the victory, plays Oral Roberts later Sunday.

The Patriots, who won back-to-back loser-out games after dropping their opening game of the regional to Washington, have to beat ORU twice to advance to the super regionals. The Golden Eagles, whose 20 straight wins are the longest active win streak in the nation, need just one win to move on.

After back-to-back groundouts to lead off the third inning, Luke Heefner drew a walk and then moved to third on a single by Jace Grady. Kodie Kolden followed with an RBI single, then stole second before Humphreys hit a shot over the wall in right to make it 4-0.

Bragg (9-2), making his first career start in an NCAA postseason game, gave up just five hits with no walks.

Miguel Santos went 3 for 5 with two stolen bases and two runs for Dallas Baptist.

George Specht hit a two-run double to spark a four-run top of the sixth and Nate Rombach added an RBI single in the seventh to make it 9-0.

AJ Guerrero tripled and the scored on Johnny Tincher’s sacrifice fly in the bottom of the inning for Washington (35-20).