Kyle Bacak's suicide squeeze bunt in the top of the ninth produced the go-ahead run as TCU rallied for a 6-5 victory over Pepperdine on Monday in Fort Worth to win the Super Regional and advance to Omaha for the College World Series.
The Horned Frogs, down to their last three outs, scored two runs in the top of the ninth, including the go-ahead run on a suicide squeeze, to beat Pepperdine in a 6-5 thriller Monday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.
You can add Kyle Bacak’s bunt Monday to the double play in April that completed the sweep in Austin. The 22-inning game. The three-run rally against West Virginia.
Kyle Bacak executed a suicide squeeze bunt to send home the tiebreaking run in the top of the ninth inning and TCU rallied to beat Pepperdine 6-5 Monday and advance to the College World Series for the second time in five seasons.
TCU joins Texas Tech and Texas in Omaha, Neb., when the eight-team tournament begins on Saturday at TD Ameritrade Park. It’s the most Texas-based schools to compete in the CWS in one year.
TCU completed the Lone Star State hat trick in dramatic fashion Monday evening. The Frogs rallied for a 6-5 victory over Pepperdine in the deciding game of the NCAA Fort Worth Super Regional before 4,550 fans at Lupton Stadium.
The smoke from the freshly exhausted fireworks show behind a green, sun-drenched centerfield fence hadn't even cleared when the opening bars of a Bowling for Soup song blasted through the Lupton Stadium speakers.
Long before TCU registered a strikeout against Pepperdine for the final out to go to Omaha for the College World Series the season was a success. The year, the team, the program ... it all worked.
College football players spend hours each week practicing, working out, studying film and, on Saturdays during the season, playing games.
Since 1971, TCU has only had two players drafted in the top 25 selections: RB LaDainian Tomlinson in 2001 and CB Jason Verrett last month as part of the 2014 class. Despite limited top picks, the Horned Frogs have been well represented at the NFL level, especially throughout Gary Patterson's tenure as the head coach at TCU.
Sam Keller and his teammates used to eagerly await the annual release of the NCAA Football video game, the popular EA Sports product featuring lifelike depictions of every major team.