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.
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.