Austin Krob had a career-high 13 strikeouts over eight innings to help No. 6 overall seed and regional host TCU beat McNeese 12-4 in the Fort Worth Regional on Friday night.
The Horned Frogs (41-17) advanced to the early game on Saturday, a winners bracket matchup against No. 3 regional seed Dallas Baptist. The Cowboys (32-29) will face No. 2 regional seed Oregon State in the late game Saturday, a loser-out contest.
Krob (8-1) gave up a pair of singles to the first two batters he faced in the top of the ninth before being relieved by Harrison Beethe, who allowed those runners to score on a single but closed out the inning with no other hits.
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Brayden Taylor and Luke Boyers hit home runs for the Horned Frogs, who scored six runs in the seventh and five runs in the eighth.
Cameron Foster (1-4) gave up five runs in the seventh inning for the Cowboys.