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TCU Advances to CWS Semifinals With 6-1 Win Over Oral Roberts

In an elimination game against Oral Roberts, the TCU Horned Frogs advanced to the College World Series semifinals with a 6-1 victory over the Golden Eagles.

The win pits TCU (44-23) against No. 2 seed Florida, who has gone 2-0 this week in Omaha. In order to advance to the CWS Finals, the Horned Frogs will need to beat Florida twice on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Oral Roberts (52-14) sees its season come to an end in the CWS quarterfinals after its best season in nearly 50 years.

 

TCU got on the board in the second inning when Austin Davis drew a walk with the bases loaded, making it 1-0, Frogs. Then, in the fourth, TCU doubled its lead on a balk from Oral Roberts’ Brooks Fowler, and took a 2-0 lead into the fifth, when the Horned Frogs blew the doors off this game.

In the fifth, TCU put up a four-spot in a wild inning. With runners on first and third, a second balk was originally called, but was overturned after review. However, the throw to third was not near the bag, resulting in a pitch clock violation, sending the batter to first with ball four.

ORU’s Caleb Isaacs was brought in to relieve Joshua Caravalho, but surrendered two straight singles and a sac fly before a 2 RBI single from Anthony Silva to make it 6-0, TCU.

 

Oral Roberts’ Jonah Cox got the Golden Eagles on the board in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI single, cutting TCU’s lead to 6-1.

That score held through the ninth thanks to some excellent pitching and a couple of nice plays from the Frogs’ defense, including this gem from TCU third baseman Brayden Taylor.

TCU worked through seven walks and allowed just five hits in the win, and stayed alive for another game, where they’ll face the Florida Gators.

The turnaround will be quick too, as the Frogs and Gators will take the field around 1:00 p.m. CT on Wednesday, with TCU needing to win to force the if-necessary game.

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