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Walk this way: TCU baseball walks 10 times in Senior Day win over West Virginia

TCU pitcher Haylen Green throws against West Virgina in the first inning of Sunday's, May 13, 2018  baseball game at Lupton Stadium Fort Worth, Texas.
TCU pitcher Haylen Green throws against West Virgina in the first inning of Sunday's, May 13, 2018 baseball game at Lupton Stadium Fort Worth, Texas. Special to the Star-Telegram

Jim Schlossnagle said TCU's loss to West Virginia Friday night left him "super embarrassed."

It seems like the team heard him.

A patient offensive approach and a two-run homer by A.J. Balta helped propel the Frogs to an 8-5 series-clinching win over the Mountaineers on Senior Day.

TCU (29-19, 10-10 Big 12) only notched four hits Sunday in its home finale at Lupton Stadium, but it didn't matter. The Frogs walked 10 times and scored at least one run in five of their eight innings at the plate.

TCU baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle wasn't happy with how the Frogs played Friday in a series opener vs. West Virginia. The Frogs are 8-10 in Big 12 play.

Balta's two-run blast came in the bottom of the third and gave TCU a 4-2 lead. The Mountaineers (26-23, 8-13 Big 12) quickly responded with an inside-the-park home run, but were unable to ever tie the game up after Balta's go-ahead dinger.

Sophomore lefty Hanlen Green got the start on the mound for the Frogs and allowed two runs in three innings, while Sean Wymer pitched five innings in relief, striking out six and surrendering three runs.

The win was TCU's seventh of their last eight game and ended the Frogs' home slate (22-9) on a positive note. TCU has four regular season games left, all on the road.

The Frogs begin their trip Tuesday in Nacogdoches, Texas, against SFA before heading to Austin for a three-game season finale against the Texas Longhorns.

South Alabama clinches sweep over UTA with dominating rout

A rough weekend in Mobile, Alabama, for the UT Arlington baseball team didn’t get any better Sunday.

The Mavs (21-30, 11-16 Sun Belt) were held to only two hits in the first seven innings of a 7-2 blowout loss to the South Alabama Jaguars. The Jags (29-20, 17-9 Sun Belt) outscored UTA by 23 runs in just three games.

With UTA trailing 3-0 in the seventh, senior Jordan West entered to pitch in relief and struggled mightily. West gave up four hits and four runs without recording an out.

The Mavs got two runs back in the top of the eighth off RBI singles from Josh Minjarez and Christian Hollie, but the damage was too much to overcome.

Sunday’s loss extended UTA’s losing streak to seven games. Since losing to TCU on April 18, the Mavs have lost 13 of their last 15.

UTA returns to Clay Gould Ballpark Thursday for a three-game series against Texas State.

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