Baylor 4 Arizona 2
FORT WORTH, Texas – Willie Kempf turned in the longest outing of his career to lead Baylor to a 4-2 win over third-seeded Arizona in Sunday afternoon’s elimination game in the Fort Worth Regional at Lupton Stadium.
With the win, Baylor (36-23) advances to the championship round against regional-host TCU. The Bears and Horned Frogs meet at 7 p.m. Sunday night, and if Baylor wins, there will be a 7 p.m. rematch on Monday to determine the regional champion.
Here is a recap of Saturday’s action at the Fort Worth Regional.
TCU 11, Arizona 5
FORT WORTH, Texas – Joe Weik connected on two home runs and freshmen Matt Purke held the Arizona bats in check en route to leading the Horned Frogs to an 11-5 victory on Saturday evening at Lupton Stadium in the Fort Worth Regional.
Here is your Fort Worth Regional Day 1 Recap.
TCU 16, Lamar 3
FORT WORTH, Texas – The Horned Frogs rode a solid pitching performance from Kyle Winkler and finished 17 hits en route to securing a 16-3 victory over Lamar in the second game of the Fort Worth Regional held at Lupton Stadium on Friday evening.
The TCU sophomore allowed one earned run on seven hits over 6.0 innings of action en route to securing his 11th victory of the season.
No. 1 TCU
With a starting lineup full of .300 or better hitters, the TCU Horned Frogs (a definite hall-of-fame team name if I’ve ever heard one) are the #1 seed in the Fort Worth Regional. TCU is on a seven game winning streak, winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament last weekend for the sixth time in seven years. Hosting the Regional looks to be a significant benefit for the Horned Frogs – they have won 23 of their 27 home games thus far this season.
Sophomore pitcher Kyle Winkler will start Friday’s game against #4 Lamar. Winkler, named to the MWC All-Tournament team last weekend, pitched a complete game last Thursday against UNLV. He has pitched over 100 innings this season. TCU has a strong pitching staff, with Matt Purke (12 wins), Steven Maxwell (2.73 ERA), Kaleb Merck (1.12 ERA) and Tyler Lockwood (4 saves.)
TCU only faced one team from their Regional field this season – Baylor, which they split a home and home series with in late April.