Stafford leads Dallas Baptist past TCU
Pitcher gives up three hits in more than eight innings of work
FORT WORTH, Texas -- Landon Anderson's single to center scored Joel Hutter with the go-ahead run in the sixth inning of Dallas Baptist's 3-2 victory against TCU on Saturday in the Fort Worth Regional.
Jared Stafford allowed two runs and three hits in 8 1-3 innings for Dallas Baptist (41-17). Chris Haney earned the save by retiring two batters in the ninth with the tying run on third.
TCU (43-18) will play Oral Roberts Sunday in an elimination game.
The Patriots scored their first run on a wild pitch by TCU starter Matt Purke, and Jason Krizan's run-scoring double in the third gave Dallas Baptist a 2-0 lead.
Purke, who returned to the mound a couple of weeks while allowing shoulder soreness to subside, was limited to a pitch count of 80-90 pitches. He left after five innings and 83 pitches.
Taylor Featherston and Brett Johnson had RBIs for the Horned Frogs.