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Baylor Bears Shock Top-Seeded TCU 6-5

They day of upsets continues to roll on as Baylor has pulled off the biggest upset of the tournament by downing top-seeded TCU by a final of 6-5. The Bears jumped out on the Horned Frogs early, rode their way through a furious TCU rally and then scored a single run in each of the final three frames to pull off the upset.

A two-out home run by Kameron Esthay in the top of the first put the Bears up 2-0 early. TCU answered back with two runs in the bottom of the second off three consecutive singles and a walk. The Frogs appeared to have taken charge in the bottom of the fourth when they plated two more to take a 4-2 lead.

Jonathan Ducoff left the yard in the top of the fifth to pull Baylor back to within 4-3 but once again TCU had an answer with a two-out RBI single from Nolan Brown that scored Connor Wanhanen and pushed the cushion back to two runs.

Logan Brown hit Baylor's third home run of the game in the seventh and then Esthay scored on a wild pitch in the eighth to tie the game at 5-5 heading into the final inning.

A lead-off walk in the final frame by Ducoff helped finish the Baylor rally and drop the regular season champions into the loser's bracket. After Ducoff advanced to second on a wild pitch, sophomore Lane Kelly came in to pinch run him. Kelly moved ninety feet away from home plate on another wild pitch and then represented the winning run when Adam Toth brought him in on a sacrifice to right field.

Both teams combined to use a total of nine pitchers in the opening game of the tournament with starters going 3.2 innings for Baylor and 5 innings for TCU. The Bears will play Texas tomorrow afternoon at 4:00 while the Horned Frogs will play Texas Tech in the tournament's first elimination game at 9:00 am.