STILLWATER, Okla. – The Huskies saw their season come to a close in the NCAA Stillwater Regional, falling 9-1 to No. 11 Dallas Baptist at O’Brate Stadium.
The Huskies finish the season at 35-20, becoming the 12th Washington squad to earn an NCAA Regional bid.
Starter Jared Engman received the loss, allowing four runs over five innings. Calvin Kirchoff finished the game, delivering two scoreless innings of relief.
The Dawgs threatened in the opening frame, with Coby Morales and AJ Guerrero notching back-to-back singles with two outs. Johnny Tincher nearly cashed in on the opportunity, but the redshirt junior’s sharp liner was speared by the shortstop to retire the side.
Engman cruised through the first eight batters of the game. However, a two-out walk in the third came back to bite the right hander as DBU put together a rally to open scoring, highlighted by a three-run home run, to lead 4-0 through three.
A leadoff single in the sixth ended Engman’s day, with Case Matter coming on in relief. The Patriots went on to post four hits in the inning, striking for four more runs to double their lead.
DBU tacked on another run in the seventh and UW responded with a Tincher sacrifice fly in the bottom half, getting on the board at 9-1.
The Huskies put a pair in scoring position in the eighth but couldn’t capitalize and XXX, bowing out of the regional.
• Washington’s 35 wins are its most in a season since the 2014 season, when the Huskies posted a 41-17-1 record.
• Eight of those 35 wins came against ranked teams.
• The Huskies clobbered 84 home runs on the campaign, the most by a UW club since registering 86 in 2006.
• With his first inning single, Coby Morales extended his reached base streak to 35 games.
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