A six-run first inning proved to be the difference as TCU salvaged the doubleheader split with a 7-4 win over West Virginia Saturday night.
The TCU bullpen was masterful in helping hold the West Virginia bats in check. The group of Stefan Crichton (4-3),Trevor Seidenberger, Justin Scharf, Travis Evans andRiley Ferrell held West Virginia to just four hits and struck out eight in 6 1/3 innings of work.
West Virginia scored a pair of unearned runs in the seventh en route to a 2-0 win over TCU in game one of Saturday's doubleheader.
Preston Morrison (6-3) was the tough-luck loser as he allowed two unearned runs in seven innings pitched. He walked two and struck out seven in the loss. Justin Scharf walked one and surrendered a hit in his lone inning of work.
TCU improves to 24-25 overall and 9-11 in Big 12 play. The rubber match of the series is slated for a Noon (CST) start on Sunday afternoon. Andrew Mitchell will toe the rubber for the Horned Frogs.