Dallas Colleges: Dayton

TCU explodes for 28 runs, avoids elimination

June, 2, 2012

COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- TCU scored 22 runs over the last four innings to stay alive in the NCAA tournament and eliminate Dayton with a 28-12 victory Saturday in the College Station Regional.

Dayton led 9-6 going into the sixth before TCU (37-20) scored seven in the top half of that inning to grab a lead it wouldn't relinquish. Brance Rivera had six RBIs, while Jerrick Suiter had five hits. Justin Scharf (3-2) earned the victory by tossing 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.

It was the most runs scored by the Horned Frogs since a 30-2 victory over Louisville in 2003.

The Flyers (31-30) were playing in their first NCAA tournament.

The teams played for more than four hours in temperatures reaching 98 degrees.

Texas A&M spoils Dayton's tourney debut

June, 1, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Michael Wacha threw seven-plus solid innings and Texas A&M spoiled Dayton's NCAA tournament debut with a 4-1 victory Friday night.

Wacha, a likely first-round selection in next week's baseball draft, struck out nine and limited Dayton to five hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Jacob House paced the Aggies (43-16) with three hits and an RBI, while Matt Juengel and Mikey Reynolds also drove in runs. Wacha (9-1) exited to a standing ovation after earning the first out of the seventh inning on his 119th pitch. Kyle Martin got four outs for his seventh save.

Dayton starter Mike Hauschild (7-3) took the loss.

The Aggies take on future SEC foe Mississippi, a 6-2 winner over TCU, on Saturday night in the winners' bracket. The Flyers (31-29) face the Horned Frogs in an elimination game.

TCU falls to Ole Miss in College Station

June, 1, 2012
COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Bobby Wahl pitched seven solid innings, and Sikes Orvis had a two-run single during Mississippi's four-run eighth inning as the Rebels defeated TCU 6-2 in the opening game of the College Station Regional on Friday.

Wahl (7-3) gave up two earned runs and four hits while striking out nine and not allowing a walk. Rebels reliever R.J. Hively closed out the contest with two scoreless innings.

TCU reliever Brandon Finnegan (3-4) took the loss after allowing a walk to Tanner Mathis and a single to Alex Yarbrough to start the eighth in a tied game before he was pulled for Kevin Allen.

Mathis, Yarbrough and Andrew Mistone each had two hits for the Rebels (36-24).

TCU (36-20) played without outfielder Jason Coats, an offensive leader who suffered a knee injury in the regular-season finale and is out for the postseason.

Texas A&M hosts TCU, Ole Miss, Dayton

May, 28, 2012

TCU is headed to College Station, where it will be the No. 2 seed behind host Texas A&M at an NCAA baseball regional.

The Horned Frogs (36-19) begin regional play Friday against third-seeded Mississippi (35-24), and the Aggies (42-16) will open against No. 4 Dayton (31-28).

TCU is making a school-record ninth consecutive trip to the NCAA tournament. The Frogs had made the tournament only twice before the current streak, in 1956 and 1994.

Texas A&M has won 14 of its last 18 games and is making a school-record sixth straight NCAA appearance.

12:35 p.m. - Game 1 (Mississippi vs. TCU)
6:35 p.m. - Game 2 (Dayton vs. Texas A&M)
12:35 p.m. - Game 3 (Loser G1 vs. Loser G2)
6:35 p.m. - Game 4 (Winner G1 vs. Winner G2)
12:35 p.m. - Game 5 (Winner G3 vs. Loser G4)
6:35 p.m. - Game 6 (Winner G4 vs. Winner G5)
6:35 p.m. - Game 7 (second game, if necessary)