Monday, June 04, 2007

Houston Regional!

TCU's Donald Furrow (right) collides with Baylor catcher Matt Czimskey as he scores in the early game Sunday.

TCU sends Baylor packing with a 10-5 win!

Austin Adams hit an RBI single, and Matt McGuirk added a grand slam as TCU rallied with seven runs in the ninth to defeat Baylor, 10-5, for the right to play Rice in the championship.

Ben Carruthers started the rally for TCU (48-13) with a single. Keith Conlon was hit by a pitch. After Clint Arnold's sacrifice bunt put runners on second and third, Steven Trout singled to right field to tie the game at 5-5. Adams singled in Conlon for the go-ahead run. McGuirk, who came into the game in the eighth, picked up his fifth homer of the season with the grand slam to right field.

TCU Recap

Baylor Recap

Rice advances at expense of Baylor, TCU

When you're young, you never forget the fun times.

Rice took another step toward returning to the College World Series on Sunday night by winning its own regional with a 3-1 victory over TCU at Reckling Park.

"Last year, we learned a valuable lesson – how sweet Omaha is," said Rice junior reliever Bobby Bramhall, who picked up his sixth save by pitching the eighth and ninth innings.

Rice (52-12) will face Texas A&M or Louisiana-Lafayette next weekend in a best-of-3 super regional at Rice for the right to advance to the College World Series.

"We're playing a regional final against the No. 2 seed [in the country] and push them to the edge," said TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle, whose team finished 48-14. "We set a school record for wins. This is a tough state to get your piece of the pie."

The Owls have won 33 of 35 since a 6-4 loss March 27 at Texas!


Rice Owls Recap

TCU Recap

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