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Texas A&M forces Game 3 with 2-1 win over TCU on Sunday

Texas A&M celebrates a 2-1 win as TCU relief pitcher Riley Ferrell (12) walks away after game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional at Lupton Stadium Sunday, June 7, 2015.
Texas A&M celebrates a 2-1 win as TCU relief pitcher Riley Ferrell (12) walks away after game 2 of the NCAA Super Regional at Lupton Stadium Sunday, June 7, 2015. Star-Telegram

Blake Allemand flied out to left field to drive home Nick Choruby and lift Texas A&M to a 2-1 win in 10 innings over TCU on Sunday in Game 2 of the Fort Worth NCAA Super Regional at Lupton Stadium.

Allemand skied a 1-1 pitch off Horned Frogs closer Riley Ferrell to Evan Williams, who caught the ball deep enough for Choruby to tag and score easily from third.

A decisive Game 3 — with a berth in the College World Series on the line — will be played at 7 p.m. Monday. TCU will be the home team.

The Frogs tied the game 1-1 in the ninth inning with a sac fly from Keaton Jones, who drove in Connor Wanhanen.

Wanhanen started the rally with leadoff single. Evan Skoug followed with another single, Evan Williams laid down a pinch-hit bunt and Nolan Brown was intentionally walked.

After the Jones RBI, Derek Odell also flew out to center to end the inning.

Logan Taylor put the Aggies ahead 1-0 with a two-out RBI came in the sixth inning. He lofted a 2-2 pitch to deep left field, landing just inside the foul line, just shy of the warning track and just out of reach of a diving Dane Steinhagen. Mitchell Nau, who had reached on a fielder’s choice, scored easily.

A&M closer Ryan Hendrix entered with two outs in the eighth inning and got Jeremie Fagnan to ground out to second base. Fagnan stranded Garrett Crain, who doubled with one out and then reached third after a Cody Jones groundout.

Kent, who threw 14 innings of one-run ball in the College Station Regional, finished with six strikeouts in 7 2/3 innings. TCU out-hit the Aggies 6-5 in that span but left four runners on base and its fifth when Hendrix finished the eighth.

TCU starter Preston Morrison pitched 9 1/3 innings, throwing 105 pitches and giving up seven hits and two earned runs. Ferrell was brought on with an out in the bottom of the 10th and faced just Allemand.

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