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May 12, 2013

Bats come alive in TCU’s easy baseball victory over West Virginia

TCU 16, West Virginia 6

TCU had three three-run innings and three two-run innings in beating West Virginia 16-6 in Big 12 baseball Sunday.

The Horned Frogs took the series and evened their season record at 25-25. They are 10-11 in the Big 12.

TCU, which fell behind 4-1 in the first inning, had 18 hits, led by Kyle Bacak with four.

Derek Odell and Cody Jones each had three hits. Kevin Cron had four RBIs, and Paul Hendrix and Odell knocked in three each.

TCU tied the game 4-4 with a three-run third inning. Boomer White had a run-scoring double and Hendrix launched a two-run home run.

The Frogs took a 6-4 lead in the fourth with a two-run double by Odell.

They upped the margin to 9-4 in the third with three runs, two coming on a single by Cron.

Cron hit a two-run homer in the eighth, giving the Frogs a 13-5 lead.

TCU added three more in the ninth on RBI singles by Odell, Keaton Jones and Bacak.

Alex Young, pitching in relief of starter Andrew Mitchell, gave up three hits in 62/3 innings.

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