WOODWARD—Fourth ranked Connors State struck late to pound Eastern Oklahoma State College Mountaineers 11-5 at Crystal Beach Field Friday in the second round of the Region II Baseball Tournament.
The Cowboys advanced to the quarterfinals on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. clash with No. 1 seed Seminole State (38-10). The Trojans defeated Northeastern A&M ( 25-26) 17-5 on Friday in the late game.
Cowboys (48-7) got things started in the first inning when Tony Hrynkiw's sac fly scored one run for Connors State.
Eastern knotted the game up at four in the top of the fourth inning, when Chance Parker singled on a 1-2 count, scoring two runs.
Eastern tallied two home runs on the day. Vilches had a four bagger in the fourth and fifth innings.
Womack, Northern, and Burgess all collected two hits each for the Cowboys. Johnson led Connors State Cowboys with three hits in five at bats.