San Francisco scored two runs in the ninth inning, including the go-ahead run on a double steal with runners on the corners, to beat TCU 4-3 on Sunday at Lupton Stadium.The Diamond Dons (16-15) took the final two games of the series after it appeared the Horned Frogs (14-18) had rallied for the win.TCU scored two unearned runs on an errant throw in the seventh inning to take a 3-2 lead with six outs to go.The Frogs escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam in the eighth, but the Dons started the ninth by putting two on with a single and a bad-hop error at third base against pitcher Riley Ferrell.Bradley Zimmer’s single to left against Travis Evans tied it. Justin Scharf replaced Evans on the mound, and the Dons’ Jason Mahood moved to third on a sacrifice fly. Scharf caught Zimmer in a rundown between first and second, but Mahood scored easily when first baseman Derek Odell and shortstop Keaton Jones failed to throw home when Mahood broke for the plate.“We didn’t play well enough to win — bottom line,” TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “We played hard; we played aggressive... but it wasn’t in the cards.”TCU scored twice in the seventh to lead 3-2 when Kyle Bacak and Cody Jones reached with back-to-back, one-out singles. Both scored when Boomer White’s tapper back to the mound was thrown into center field by pitcher Adam Cimber.Cimber threw to second base, but neither the shortstop nor second baseman was covering the bag to turn a potential ending-inning double play. Instead, Bacak scored from second, and Jones followed after the Dons’ relay throw sailed to the backstop and the pitcher failed to cover home.Andrew Mitchell struck out nine and left with a 1-0 lead after allowing the first two batters to reach in the fifth inning. Both scored on a two-run double against Alex Young to give San Francisco the lead.TCU led 1-0 after Keaton Jones scored on a throwing error to first in the third inning.
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