Levi Jordan was 3-for-4 with two RBI to extend his hitting streak to eight games and Washington beat Cal State Fullerton 8-5 in the Huskies' first NCAA super regional ever Friday.
Washington (34-23) came in 0-8 against host Fullerton (35-24).
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.
North Carolina 7, Stetson 4: Cody Roberts hit a go-ahead three-run homer as North Carolina beat Stetson in Game 1 of a best-of-three NCAA super regional series in Chapel Hill, N.C.
The host Tar Heels (42-18), the No. 6 national seed, can clinch their first College World Series trip since 2013 by winning Saturday's Game 2.
Roberts' shot against Hatters ace Logan Gilbert came with two outs in the fifth inning to break a 1-1 tie. Michael Busch added a two-run shot in the seventh after Stetson closed to within 4-3.
Mike Spooner hit a solo homer in the first for Stetson (48-12), but the No. 11 national seed went 1 for 11 with runners in scoring position. Cooper Criswell (6-2) earned the win, allowing four hits and a run in five innings.