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2011 NCAA Fort Worth Regional: Day 1 Recap

Here is your 2011 NCAA Fort Worth Regional Day 1 Recap.

Dallas Baptist 3 Oklahoma 2 (10 innings)

The number three seed DBU Patriots opened up play in the NCAA Fort Worth Regional Tournament against the number two seed Oklahoma Sooners on Friday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.

Starting pitcher Brandon Williamson picked up his 10th win of the season as he finished with nine innings pitched and seven strikeouts.

The Patriots got off to a hot start in the top of first inning as Junior Landon Anderson doubled on a shot to the right-center gap. Senior Jason Krizan scored Anderson on a shot down the right field line, recording his NCAA-leading, 38th double of the season to give the Patriots an early 1-0 lead.

Dallas Baptist Recap
Oklahoma Recap

TCU 10 Oral Roberts 2

FORT WORTH–TCU jumped on top of Oral Roberts early and rode a brilliant pitching performance by freshman righthander Andrew Mitchell to a 10-2 victory over the Golden Eagles Friday in Game 2 of the NCAA Fort Worth Regional at Lupton Stadium.

The top-seeded Horned Frogs improved to 43-17 on the season while advancing to play No. 3 seed Dallas Baptist in Saturday’s winner’s bracket contest at 7 p.m. ORU, the regional’s No. 4 seed, will play No. 2 Oklahoma Saturday at 2 p.m. in the loser’s bracket after falling to 36-21 overall.

TCU plated five runs in the opening two innings to put the early pressure on the Golden Eagles, then Mitchell erased any thoughts of an ORU comeback. Mitchell turned in one of the best outings of his young career, pitching seven scoreless innings while allowing only two hits and one walk. No baserunner was even able to reach second base against the Houston native.

TCU Recap
Oral Roberts Recap