Wildcats claw back in seventh, eighth

TCU extended its lead to five in the top of the sixth on an RBI from Jason Coats and Bryan Holaday running in on a wild pitch from pitcher Nick Cunningham.

Arizona climbed back in over the next two innings, with a run in the sixth on an RBI from center fielder Joey Rickard and a bases-loaded sacrifice fly from third baseman Seth Mejias-Brean in the seventh, after Matt Purke left the game to a standing ovation.

Reliever Tyler Lockwood struck out Arizona first baseman Cole Frenzel to escape the inning without further damage.

Wildcats reliever Bryce Bandilla, who suffered from heat exhaustion yesterday, in in for Arizona in the ninth, down 8-5.