Washington beats CS Fullerton 8-5 in super regional opener
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Levi Jordan was 3 for 4 with two RBIs to extend his hitting streak to eight games and Washington beat Cal State Fullerton 8-5 on Friday in the Huskies’ first NCAA Tournament super regional.
Washington scored two runs in the fifth inning — including Jordan’s sacrifice fly — for Fullerton’s only deficit this postseason. Freshman Kaiser Weiss hit a two-run double in the ninth after entering as a defensive replacement.
Washington (34-23) came in 0-8 against Fullerton.
Washington freshman starter Lucas Knowles struck out three while allowing five hits and one earned run. Closer Alex Hardy entered in the seventh and slated Game 2 starter Joe DeMers pitched the ninth.
Fullerton (35-24) was undone by five errors.
Sahid Valenzuela hit a two-out RBI triple in the seventh and scored on Jace Chamberlin’s single to pull Fullerton to 6-5. Fullerton left the bases loaded in the eighth.