No. 5 TCU scored nine runs after the sixth inning to defeat West Virginia Sunday afternoon, 9-1. The Horned Frogs (33-10, 15-3 Big 12) swept its three-game series against the Mountaineers (15-21, 6-12) this weekend.
WVU freshman left-hander Ben Hampton pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings with five strikeouts in his first scoreless start since March 27. The Mountaineers entered the seventh inning leading 1-0 thanks to a sacrifice fly by center fielder Victor Scott in the bottom of the fourth.
Following Hampton, five WVU relievers allowed at least one run as the Horned Frogs put nine runs on the board in the final three innings of the game. Jacob Watters (3-1, 2.70 ERA) took the loss.
TCU starter Johnny Ray allowed just one run in 5 1/3 innings with three punchouts. Freshman Luke Savage followed Ray out of the bullpen and pitched the final 3 2/3 innings to secure the win.
WVU right fielder Austin Davis had the Mountaineers’ only extra-base hit of the game with a lead-off double in the bottom of the first inning. Scott had the team’s only RBI, scoring catcher Paul McCormick, who was on base twice. TCU batters hit three doubles and two triples in the win.
WVU will host rival Pitt at Mon County Ballpark for a mid-week game at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.