WELCH — Four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning helped Hominy take charge during a 9-3 victory over Welch in the winners’ bracket semifinal of the Class A District 25 baseball tournament here Wednesday.
The Wildcats opened play with an 8-4 decision over Foyil.
Hominy then eliminated the Panthers with a 19-5 romp.
Weather permitting, Welch and Hominy were t tangle again Thursday with a trip to the regional tournament up for grabs
Hominy 9, Welch 3
The Wildcats jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, but Hominy scored single runs in the first and second then added three more in the third.
Welch pulled to within a run in the top of the fifth, but the Bucks took charge with its four-run fifth inning rally.
Nolan Schaper had a double and two singles and Seth Chapman collected three singles for the Cats, who also got a single from Gunner Johnson.
Johnson suffered the loss, working 4.2 innings. He threw 95 pitches while allowing six hits and eight runs. He struck out five and walked five.
Casey Perry worked the final 1.1 innings, allowing two hits and one run. He fanned two and walked one.
Matthew McClatchey headed up the Hominy attack with three singles.
Hunter Miller had two doubles, Colt Wilson two singles and winning pitcher Bradley Brown chipped in with a single.
Brown threw 90 pitches, striking out three and walking four.
Welch 8, Foyil 4
The Cats scored runs in five of their six at-bats.
They got one run in the first, two in the third, one in the fourth, three in the fifth and a final tally in the sixth.
Foyil scored three runs in the first and added one in the seventh.
Both teams had five errors in the game.
Schaper and Johnson collected two singles each for Welch while Blake Brannon, Casey Perry and Seth Hayward added one hit each.
Brannon lasted only 2/3 of an inning, throwing 29 pitches. He gave up two hits and three runs while fanning one and walking two.
Chance Perry finished things up, throwing 88 pitches while striking out 10 and walking one. He allowed two hits and one run.
Foyil got a double from Austin Morrow and a single each from Matt Bolton, Mason Webb and Matt Dennis.