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Balta drives in 4 runs to lead TCU past West Virginia, 8-1

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A.J. Balta had a two-run double and drove in four runs to help TCU move on in the Big 12 baseball tournament with an 8-1 win over West Virginia on Thursday night.

The sixth-seeded Horned Frogs (32-22) move on to face the winner between Texas Tech and the seventh-seeded Mountaineers on Saturday.

Sean Wymer (6-3) earned the win for TCU, allowing one run in five innings. Michael Landestoy added a pair of RBIs in the win. The Horned Frogs went up 2-1 on a sacrifice fly by Balta in the fifth, and they took control with a four-run seventh inning — highlighted by Balta’s two-run double.

Brandon White and Tyler Doanes had two hits each for West Virginia (28-26). Isaiah Kearns (3-4) took the loss after allowing two runs in five innings.

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