The No. 3 Dallas Baptist Patriots defeated the No. 1 TCU Horned Frogs, 3-2, on Saturday night to advance further in the winners' bracket of the Fort Worth Regional. TCU will need to win three games if they hope to advance out of the regional.
The Patriots put the first run on the board when two wild pitches allowed Ryan Behmanesh to advance to second on the first one and to third and home on the second. An RBI double in the third had the Patriots up, 2-0. TCU tied it at two in the fifth when Taylor Featherston doubled in a run and Brett Johnson had an RBI ground out. Landon Anderson put Dallas Baptist up for good in the sixth with an RBI single to make the score 3-2.
Jared Stefford threw 8.1 innings and gave up those two runs on three hits and two walks. TCU's Matt Purke struck out six and allowed two runs on two hits, two walks and two wild pitches. Trent Appleby gave up the go-ahead run.
TCU and Oral Roberts play an elimination game on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. MT, the winner facing Dallas Baptist later that day at 6 p.m. MT. Oral Roberts, which lost on Friday to TCU, eliminated Oklahoma in Saturday's first game. Oral Roberts or TCU will need to win three games to win the regional as Dallas Baptist is still undefeated.