TCU baseball drops series finale at Grand Canyon in extra-wild shootout

Luken Baker, a preseason All-American, hit his first home run of the season Sunday at Grand Canyon.
Luken Baker, a preseason All-American, hit his first home run of the season Sunday at Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon rallied for three runs in the bottom of the 12th inning to outlast No. 3 TCU 9-8 Sunday afternoon in a baseball game in Phoenix.

TCU (2-1), which trailed 6-1 through five innings before coming back to force extra innings, scored two runs in the top of the 12th to grab an 8-6 lead. After three walks loaded the bases, Zach Humphreys hit a tie-breaking single to left. Adam Oviedo then drew a bases-loaded walk to force in another run.

But Grand Canyon (1-2) took advantage of two costly errors in the bottom of the inning to pull out the victory.

Luken Baker launched his first home run of the season in the fourth as TCU knotted the score at 1-1. But the Antelopes scored once in the fourth and four more in the fifth to take a 6-1 lead.

The Horned Frogs stormed back with a four-run seventh to tie it at 6-6.

Sean Wymer started on the mound for TCU, giving up six runs (five earned) on eight hits in 4.1 innings.

TCU next hosts UT Arlington on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. to open a four-game homestand at Lupton Stadium. The game will be televised on FSSW.

A&M-CC clips UTA

UT Arlington's ninth-inning rally fell just short as the Mavericks fell to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2-1 Sunday in a baseball game at Clay Gould Ballpark.

Trailing 2-0 with one out in the ninth, Jakob Nunez drove in Boone Montgomery with a sacrifice fly to right to cut UTA's deficit to 2-1. But A&M-Corpus Christi pitcher David Worrell then closed out the victory with Phil Berthiaume in scoring position.

David Moffat, a freshman from Wichita Falls Rider, made a solid pitching debut for UTA. Moffat allowed one run on two hits in 5.1 innings with two strikeouts and one walk.

The Mavericks (1-2), who lost the season-opening series at home, collected only four hits in the game on singles from Will Olson, RJ Williams, Christian Hollie and Easton Johnson.

A&M-Corpus Christi starter Jackson Owens (1-0) tossed six shutout innings, allowing three hits and two walks with one strikeout.

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