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Morrison, passed balls help TCU secure win

TCU pitcher Preston Morrison, shown from a game earlier this season, ran his season record to 10-1 in his school-record 55th career start Saturday at West Virginia.
TCU pitcher Preston Morrison, shown from a game earlier this season, ran his season record to 10-1 in his school-record 55th career start Saturday at West Virginia. TNS

TCU scored five runs in the third inning — three coming in on passed balls — and beat West Virginia 6-2 in Big 12 baseball Saturday.

Preston Morrison, making his school-record 55th career start, ran his record to 10-1. He allowed five hits and two runs in eight innings and struck out six.

The coaches’ poll No. 5-ranked Horned Frogs (36-9, 12-5) sent nine batters to the plate and scored five times in the third inning to open a 6-0 lead.

Dane Steinhagen doubled to start the inning and scored on Evan Skoug’s single.

Elliott Barzilli hit an infield single, and Nolan Brown walked to load the bases.

Keaton Jones was hit by a pitch, forcing in a run. A passed ball brought in a run. Garrett Crain was hit by a pitch. Then there were back-to-back passed balls, the second one bringing in another run.

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