WELCH — A five-run third inning helped Hominy roll to an 8-2 victory over Welch in the “if” game in the Class A District 25 baseball tournament here Thursday.

Welch had forced a second game to decide who moves on to regional play with a 5-0 victory over the Bucks earlier Thursday.

Hominy claimed a 9-3 win over Welch in Wednesday’s winners bracket semifinal.

Hominy 8, Welch 2

The Wildcats had grabbed a 2-0 lead in the top of the first in the deciding game.

However, Hominy countered with a run in its half of the first then used the five-run third and a two-run fifth to nail down the win.

The Bucks’ Colt Wilson limited Welch to four hits. He struck out six and walked three.

Chance Perry, Nolan Schaper, J Peterson and Seth Hayward each had a single for Welch’s only hits.

Blake Brannon was tagged with the loss only three of Hominy’s eight runs were earned. He struck out three and walked two.

Welch had three errors and Brannon hit two batters.

Wilson helped himself offensively by collecting a double and single.

Bradley Brown and Thomas Casey had two singles each for the Bucks, who also got a hit apiece from Matthew McClatchey and Hunter Miller.

Welch 5, Hominy 0

Schaper struck out 14 and walked none while pitching a two-hit shutout.

The Cats got all five of their runs in the second inning on an error and two-run singles by Chance Perry and Schaper, who retired 16 Hominy players before allowing a one-out single Brown in the seventh

Schaper struck out the final two batters he faced.

Chance Perry, Schaper, Casey Perry, Peterson and Seth Hayward had a single each for Welch.

Casey Edwards doubled and Brown added a single for Hominy’s only hits.

Welch dropped to 18-14 record and Hominy improved to 18-8.