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2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Texas A&M Regional: TCU, Ole Miss In Championship Game

Texas A&M was selected as an NCAA Regional host, but the series will be stacked with a tough draw of TCU, Ole Miss and Dayton.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament: TCU Playing 'For All The Marbles' In College Station Regional Final

TCU has been able to rely on its pitching to carry the Horned Frogs all the way to the College Station Regional championship game against Ole Miss, and if the success continues Monday night, TCU gets a shot at UCLA in the the Super Regional.

Stefan Crichton and Brandon Finnegan gave the commendable starting efforts for TCU and Justin Scharf 1 2/3-inning save was crucial for the Horned Frogs as well. TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle has already said he believes momentum starts with the starting pitcher, so it will be interesting to see he puts Andrew Mitchell on the mound to start the game.

Either way it goes, they're playing for "all the marbles," as Schlossnagle put it to the Fort Worth Star Telegram:

"It just feeds from one guy to the next," he said. "But the past never equals the future. We're just going to try to grind it out one more day for all the marbles in this regional."

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2012 College Baseball Tournament, College Station Regional: TCU Faces Ole Miss In Championship Game

After eliminating regional tournament host Texas A&M and defeating Ole Miss later on Sunday, the TCU Horned Frogs have put themselves in excellent position to advance to the Super Regional against UCLA.

Read TCU head coach Jim Schlossnagle's comments on how long momentum will last for his team:

"To me, momentum is the next day's starting pitcher. That's the old baseball saying. Momentum today was Crichton and Finnegan. We swung the bat well. I've always said this and I may be wrong, but the game begins and ends with starting pitching. When a guy goes out there and keeps them at-bay, that gives your hitters confidence. If you're always fighting from behind, then it's a nightmare. I'm hoping we can continue swinging the bat, but we're playing one of the elite teams in the SEC and they have some guys that they haven't pitched yet. Our pitching is going to have to give us a chance, and then hopefully we'll get enough timely hits."

This will be a final matchup of the No. 2 seed TCU, which comes in with a 39-20 record, against the Rebels whose record sits at 37-25.

Here is a look at the schedule for the TCU-Ole Miss game:

Date/Time: Monday, June 4, 6:35 p.m. CT

Location: Blue Bell Park - College Station, Texas

Broadcast: ESPNU

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NCAA 2012 Baseball Regional, Final Score: TCU Defeats Ole Miss 5-2

TCU was able to advance to the regional final after defeating Ole Miss 5-2. This was the second time that the two teams met as Ole Miss got the better of TCU 6-2 in the opening round of the College Station Regional. Now the two teams will play one last time on Monday where the winner will advance to the Super Regional round.

Ole Miss got on the board first in the top of the first when Matt Snyder hit a RBI single to go up 1-0, and the next scoring for them would not come until the sixth inning where they also scored one run.

TCU had an offensive run that began in the fourth inning when Derek Odell hit a two-run home run to go up 2-1, and TCU continued the scoring through the fifth, sixth and seven innings where they scored one run in each to ultimately win 5-2.

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NCAA 2012 Baseball Regional, Final Score: TCU Eliminates Texas A&M 10-2

Another host team has fallen out of contention in the 2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament. TCU eliminated Texas A&M from the College Station Regional on Sunday afternoon witha 10-2 victory. The Horned Frogs (2-1) will now face Ole Miss (2-0) in their second elimination game of the day.

The Horned Frogs had a 3-2 lead before blowing the game open with consecutive three-run frames in the fifth and sixth innings. A day after losing to No. 3 seed Ole Miss despite throwing senior Ross Stripling, Aggie pitching gave up 12 hits split among four pitchers, and managed only six hits on offense. A&M was also hampered by four fielding errors, while the Horned Frogs improved to a perfect 11-of-11 on steal attempts during this weekend's regional.

TCU will face an Ole Miss team that beat the Horned Frogs 6-2 on Friday afternoon. The Rebels and Frogs split a two-game series in Forth Worth to start the 2012 season.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Texas A&M Regional, Sunday Preview:

After a 6-3 loss to Ole Miss on Saturday, Texas A&M has its back against the wall in its own regional and will need to win two games on Sunday to stay alive.

The Aggies will take on TCU in the first game on Sunday starting at 12:30 p.m. CT. The winner will advance to take on the Rebels at 6:30 p.m.The Aggies will need to win that game to force a decisive game on Monday.

Texas A&M defeated Dayton in its regional opener on Friday. TCU eliminated the Flyers on Saturday by an eye popping score of 28-12.

Dates/Times:

Sunday, June 3

TCU Vs. Texas A&M, 12:30 p.m. CT

Ole Miss Vs. TCU/Texas A&M winner, 6:30 p.m. CT

Monday, June 4

Ole Miss Vs. TCU/Texas A&M winner, 6:30 p.m. CT *If Necessary*

Online Streaming: ESPN3

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2012 NCAA Tournament, Texas A&M Vs. Ole Miss Final Score: Aggies Lose To Rebels 6-3

Texas A&M fell to Ole Miss 6-3 and now are facing an elimination game on Sunday. Mike Mayers had a great outing against Texas A&M as he limited the Aggies to three runs, four hits, and struck out a career-high nine batters in 6.1 innings.

The strong pitching continued for Ole Miss as reliever Brett Huber held the Aggies to a single hit over the next two innings, and then R.J. Hively closed it out by retiring the final two batters with two runners on to secure the win for Ole Miss.

Texas A&M did get on the scoreboard first by scoring a pair of runs in the third inning, but Ole Miss countered with a pair of runs in the third, fourth and six innings to pull away for the win.

Next up for Texas A&M is to face TCU in an elimination game on Sunday afternoon.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament, TCU Vs. Dayton Final Score: Horned Frogs Offense Breaks Out, Defeats Flyers 28-12

TCU used an impressive offensive showing to avoid being eliminated as they thoroughly defeated Dayton 28-12. The 28 runs is the most so far in the NCAA Tournament. TCU's offense really came alive over the final four innings where they scored seven runs in the sixth, six in the seventh and then nine runs in the ninth inning.

Prior to that offensive outburst effort the game was actually tied at four runs apiece as TCU scored four runs in the second inning and and Dayton matched that in the third inning. Dayton also led 9-6 heading into the sixth inning after scoring another four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning.

TCU finally found some pitching when Justin Scharf and Nick Frey combined for 3.1 innings of shutout baseball, and during that pitching effort TCU put up 13 runs to secure the win.

A few key players for TCU's offense in the win came from Brance Rivera who went 1-for-2 but he had six RBI, scored four runs and his only hit was a home run. Another was Jerrick Suiter who went 5-for-6, scored three runs and had three RBI.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Texas A&M Regional, Saturday Preview: Aggies, Ole Miss Face Off

Texas A&M will get a taste of life in the Southeastern Conference on Saturday, as they'll face future division rival Ole Miss after both teams advanced in the first round of the College Station Regional on Friday. The Rebels used a big eighth inning and the arm of ace Bobby Wahl to down No. 2 seed TCU 6-2, while A&M's Michael Wacha continued to shine, striking out nine and allowing only five hits in a 4-1 win over No. 4 seed Dayton Friday evening.

The Aggies will now send senior Ross Stripling, part of their 1-2 "ace" combination in the rotation, to face Rebel sophomore Mike Mayers. Meanwhile, Dayton will try to keep its first-ever NCAA Tournament run alive against TCU in the elimination game Saturday afternoon. The Flyers led the nation in steals in the regular season, but managed only one in the loss to A&M.

Dates / Times:

No. 2 TCU (0-1) vs. No. 4 Dayton (0-1): 12:35 p.m. CT first pitch

No. 1 Texas A&M (1-0) vs. No. 3 Ole MIss (1-0): 6:35 p.m. CT first pitch

TV: none

Streaming: WatchESPN

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2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament, TCU Vs. Ole Miss Final Score: Rebels Win 6-2 After Big 8th Inning

Ole Miss used a four-run eighth inning to defeat TCU 6-2 in their NCAA Tournament opener. The win capped a comeback after falling behind 2-0 midway through the game.

TCU starter Preston Morrison gave up two earned runs on six hits over 6 1/3 innings. Both runs came in the sixth inning and tied the game after the Horned Frogs had taken a 2-0 lead with runs in the first and fourth inning.

In the eighth inning, TCU pitchers Brandon Finnegan and Kevin Allen combined to give up four runs while recording just one out, and Ole Miss took a big lead. TCU was led at the plate by Kevin Cron, who went 1-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. Kyle Von Tungeln went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

The Rebels were led by designated hitter Sikes Orvis, who went 1-for-4 with a two-RBI single in that eighth inning. Starter Bobby Wahl gave up two earned runs on four hits over seven innings.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament, TCU Vs. Ole Miss Score Update: Horned Frogs Lead 2-0 Through Five Innings

TCU is leading Ole Miss 2-0 through five innings at the College Station Regional of the 2012 NCAA baseball tournament. There hasn't been much offense, but the Horned Frogs have been able to capitalize on opportunities just a little better than the Runnin Rebels have.

Designated hitter Kevin Cron got the scoring started for TCU in the first inning when he grounded out and score Kyle Von Tungeln. Cron came up big again for TCU in the fourth inning he hit a leadoff solo home run to left field, which gave the Horned Frogs a 2-0 advantage.

Ole Miss has struggled to get any offense going against TCU rookie pitcher Preston Morrison, who's given up no runs, only three hits and struck out four batters through five innings.

If TCU can hold on, what comes next is a shot to play the winner of host Texas A&M and Dayton, who go head-to-head following the conclusion of the TCU-Ole Miss game.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Regionals, Texas A&M Vs. Dayton: Game Preview And More

Texas A&M (42-16) vs Dayton (31-28)

Gametime: 6:35

Watch: ESPN3.com

Venue: Blue Bell Park, College Station, TX

Starting Pitchers: Texas A&M- Michael Wacha: Jr. RHP, 8-1 2.21 ERA, 107 K 17 BB, 106 IP

Dayton- Mike Hauschild: Sr RHP, 7-2 4.29 ERA, 87 K 26 BB, 113 IP

Series Record: First Meeting

For Texas A&M

The Aggies won 10 of 11 in the month of May before going 1-2 in the Big 12 Tournament. A&M has had stellar pitching this season, ranked fifth in the country in team ERA at 2.86. Starting pitchers Michael Wacha and Ross Stripling both became members of the 300-Career Strikeout Club this season, and Stripling pitched a no-hitter against San Diego State. The Aggies are led offensively by OF Tyler Naquin is hitting .384 and Joshua House has 8 HR with 55 RBI. A&M ranks fourth nationally with 126 steals.

For Dayton

This is the first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in program history for the Flyers, thanks to sweeping the A-10 Tournament last week. Dayton is currently on a six game win streak. The Flyers are ranked first nationally with 162 steals, and eight different players have at least 10 steals. Bryan Blasik is hitting .344, CJ Gillman has 63 RBI, and Bobby Glover has 9 HR.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Regionals, Ole Miss Vs. TCU: Game Preview And More

TCU (36-19) vs Ole Miss (35-24)

Gametime: 12:35

Watch: ESPN3.com

Venue: Blue Bell Park; College Station, TX

Starting Pitchers: Ole Miss- Bobby Wahl: So. RHP, 6-3 2.26 ERA, 90 K ,31 BB, 87.2IP

TCU- Preston Morrison: Fr. RHP, 9-1 1.73 ERA, 64K, 8 BB, 98.2 IP

Series Record: TCU leads 6-4, Split two games opening weekend this season

For TCU:

The Horned Frogs won a share of the Mountain West regular season title, but went 1-2 in the conference tournament last week. They are led offensively by Jason Coats (.326 BA, 45 RBI) and Josh Elander (8 HR). The TCU pitching staff hasn't allowed more than 5 runs in a game since April 5. Morrison made his collegiate debut against the Rebels on opening weekend this season, throwing 3.1 perfect innings with two strikeouts.

For Ole Miss:

The Rebels have lost 6 of 7, including a 1-2 performance in the SEC Tournament. Pitching and defense has been their strong suit so far this season, with 8.5 strikeouts per innings and a .976 fielding percentage that is good for 20th in the country. Closer Brett Huber is one save away from the all-time saves record at Ole Miss. The Rebels are led on offense and defense by Junior second baseman and First Team All-American Alex Yarbrough, who is hitting .389 with only two errors on the season. Matt Snyder provides the power and RBIs with 12 and 57, respectively.

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2012 NCAA Baseball Tournament, Texas A&M Regional: Early Analysis and Prediction

Texas A&M was selected as an NCAA Regional host, but the series will be stacked with a tough draw of TCU, Ole Miss and Dayton.

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