Strong pitch­ing helps TCU elim­i­nate LSU

Teakell re­tires all 13 bat­ters he faces as Horned Frogs keep their sea­son alive.

Los Angeles Times - - SPORTS - As­so­ci­ated press

OMAHA — Trey Teakell pitched 41⁄3 in­nings of no-hit re­lief, Dane Stein­hagen drove in three runs and Texas Chris­tian de­feated Louisiana State, 8-4, in a Col­lege World Se­ries elim­i­na­tion game Thurs­day night.

The Horned Frogs (51-14), who beat the No. 2 na­tional seed for the sec­ond time in five days, will play Van­der­bilt on Fri­day night. TCU would have to beat the de­fend­ing na­tional cham­pion Com­modores twice to ad­vance to next week’s best-ofthree fi­nals.

Teakell (3-1) took over for starter Mitchell Traver with one out in the fourth and the game tied at 3. The fifth-year se­nior re­tired all 13 bat­ters he faced. Pre­ston Guil­lory worked the fi­nal 11⁄3 in­nings.

TCU broke the 3-3 tie in the fifth. Evan Sk­oug dou­bled in the go-ahead run and Stein­hagen sin­gled in two more. The Frogs added a cou­ple of in­sur­ance runs in the sev­enth on a ground­out and Stein­hagen’s RBI sin­gle.

The Tigers (54-12) were com­ing off a 5-3 win over Cal State Fuller­ton in which Alex Lange pitched a com­plete game. With no true No. 3 starter for LSU’s third game in Omaha, Coach Paul Mainieri de­cided to pitch by com­mit­tee and used a CWS record-ty­ing eight. Austin Bain (2-3), the third pitcher for the Tigers, took the loss.

TCU will be play­ing its sec­ond game against Van­der­bilt in four days. The Com­modores won the first meet­ing, 1-0.

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