No. 6 TCU snapped its two-game losing streak with a 9-5 victory over Texas on Saturday to close out a three-game series at Disch-Falk Field.
TCU (18-5, 4-2 Big 12) scored four runs in the final four innings, and Ryan Burnett (1-0), Preston Guillory and Durbin Feltman shut down the Longhorns for the final five innings to seal the victory.
Texas (11-13, 2-1) handed the Frogs their first back-to-back losses of the season, 4-3 on Thursday and and 2-0 Friday.
TCU improved to 9-3 against Texas since joining the Big 12 in 2013.
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The TCU bats got on track Saturday with 14 hits off eight Longhorns pitchers. Elliott Barzilli and Luken Baker combined to go 6-for-8 with two walks for the Frogs. Baker went 3-for-5 and drove in two runs, and Barzilli was 3-for-3 with two walks and scored a run. Austen Wade, Cam Warner and Mason Hesse also had multiple hits for TCU.
The Frogs took a 1-0 lead in the second on a sacrifice fly by Dane Steinhagen, but Texas rallied for three runs in the bottom of the inning to chase TCU starter Rex Hill after only 1 2/3 innings. Hill gave up three runs on five hits.
To get down 3-1, there were a lot of opportunities to give in. [Ryan] Burnett pitched well enough to slow them down a bit. Obviously, we swung the bats better today.
TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle
TCU tied the game in the third when Warner doubled and scored on a single up the middle by Baker. Evan Skoug scored on a sacrifice fly by Josh Watson.
The Frogs took a 4-3 lead in the fourth when Steinhagen walked and scored on a one-out single by Warner, and TCU added an unearned run in the fifth for a 5-3 lead.
Evan Skoug had four of TCU’s nine walks.
Tres Barrera hit a two-run homer for Texas to tie the game 5-5 in the fifth, but TCU scored three runs in the bottom of the inning. Hesse doubled and scored on a single by Wade. Baker drove in his second run on a single to right, and Watson drove in a run with a fielder’s choice. TCU tacked on an unearned run in the top of the ninth.