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2012 MWC Baseball Tournament: San Diego State Defeats TCU 12-11, Horned Frogs Eliminated

The second go-around between TCU and San Diego State was nearly as dramatic as the 16-15 TCU win in the opening round game as San Diego State defeated TCU 12-11. The loss eliminates TCU from the tournament, and while they should be safe at earning an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament they must now wait to find out.

San Diego State knocked around TCU's starting pitcher Andrew Mitchell who gave up eight hits, six earned runs and walked two batters in only three innings of work.

After 4.5 innings San Diego State had an 8-2 lead, but in the bottom half of the fourth inning TCU made a comeback. They scored three runs which included a two-run shot by Derek Odell to make it an 8-5 game. TCU eventually was able to tie the game at nine in the bottom of the eighth inning.

In the top of the ninth San Diego State scored three runs, but there was a throwing error by Josh Gonzalez that allowed San Diego State to score two runs and it attributed to the third. In the bottom half of the ninth TCU was able to score two runs the first came when Josh Elander hit an RBI single with the bases loaded, and then Zac Jordan was walked with the bases loaded to make it a one run game.

Then with the bases still loaded and down one run Davy Wright came to the plate, but he hit the ball back to the pitcher who recorded the final out of the inning which gave San Diego State the victory.

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Photographs by jamesbrandon, jdtornow, phlezk, flygraphix, mcdlttx, tomasland, and literalbarrage used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.