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Huskies beat CS Fullerton 8-5 in super regional opener

UPDATED: Fri., June 8, 2018

Washington's Kaiser Weiss, left, celebrates his two-run double as Cal State Fullerton's Hank LoForte watches during the ninth inning of Game 1 of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Friday, June 8, 2018, in Fullerton, Calif. Washington won 8-5. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
Washington's Kaiser Weiss, left, celebrates his two-run double as Cal State Fullerton's Hank LoForte watches during the ninth inning of Game 1 of an NCAA college baseball tournament super regional game Friday, June 8, 2018, in Fullerton, Calif. Washington won 8-5. (Chris Pizzello / Associated Press)
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FULLERTON, Calif. – 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 first 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 within 6-5. Fullerton left the bases loaded in the eighth.

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