No. 29 TCU uses four-run 12th to upend UTSA on Tuesday night, 7-3
SAN ANTONIO — No. 29 TCU plated four runs in the 12th inning to complete a 7-3 comeback victory at UTSA in front of 1,149 fans on Tuesday night at Wolff Stadium.
The Horned Frogs (8-6) scored the game-winning run on a two-out infield single by Josh Elander. They then added three unearned runs in the frame to put the game out of reach.
After TCU scored a run in the top of the first, UTSA (9-7) answered with a three-spot in the bottom half of the panel.
Junior Daniel Rockett tied the game with a run-scoring single, while senior Casey Selsor lined an RBI single into right that gave the Birds a one-run lead. Junior Ryan Dalton then followed with a double off the wall in left that brought Selsor plateward.
The Horned Frogs cut the advantage to a single tally in the third when Kyle Von Tungeln scored on a wild pitch. TCU had a chance to tie the contest later in the inning, but Elander was thrown out attempting to steal home.
However, TCU was able to knot the contest at three two innings later when Elander lined a run-scoring single up the middle to bring home Brance Rivera, who drew a lead-off walk before stealing second base.
The two clubs then played six scoreless frames before the Horned Frogs produced the final tallies of the three-hour, 56-minute contest.
Kevin Allen (3-1) gave up just one hit and fanned four in four scoreless innings of relief.
Meanwhile, Elander was 5-for-6 with three RBIs and two stolen bases to pace TCU on offense.Junior Clint Sharp (1-3) allowed four runs (one earned) on three hits in five innings of work. The right-hander struck out four and walked one.
Dalton and Selsor each collected three hits and an RBI for the Roadrunners.
UTSA continues its five-game home stand on Wednesday when Notre Dame (7-5) visits the Wolff. Freshman right-hander Jordan Pacheco (0-0, 5.23 ERA) is slated to make his first collegiate start.