GRAND FORKS, N.D. --- The third-seeded Houston Baptist advances to the second round of the Great West Conference Tournament as the Huskies edged the sixth-seeded Texas Pan American Broncs 6-5 today at Kraft Field in Grand Forks, N.D.
Texas Pan American (21-30) jumped out to an early 3-0 lead in the first two innings but the Huskies (19-38) scored the next five runs to take a 5-3 lead into the ninth inning. The Broncs evened the game but Beau Warren hit a walk-off sacrifice fly to score the game-winning run in Collin Hetzler. Warren also hit a home run in two-run homer in the second inning to put the Huskies on the board.
Houston Baptist outhit the Texas Pan American 9-8. Angel Ibanez led the Broncs with a game high three hits and one walk in five plate appearances.
Stephen Nikonchik was the games winning pitcher in relief of Dalton Schafer.