TCU’s Matt Purke Shut Down UCLA
TCU’s Matt Purke is unbeatable. Whether you like the hat crooked to the side look or not, there is no denying that the dudes got some skill…he’s a perfect 16-0 on the season, a school record. And he was lights out today in an elimination game for the Horned Frogs, allowing just allowing just three hits and one run in seven innings as TCU beat UCLA 6-2.
The two teams will meet tomorrow at 2:00pm ET on ESPN2, with the winner of that game earning a spot in the national championship series starting Monday.
TCU hit three homers on the day, but it was Taylor Featherston’s two run homer in the bottom of the seventh that really put the Bruins away. UCLA had just scored in the top of the seventh to pull within one at 3-2, before Featherston put the Horned Frog’s up 5-2 with his homer. Tyler Lockwood got the save for TCU for his eighth on the season.