Purke pitches TCU past Texas 3-1 in Austin

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Matt Purke gave up three hits and struck out 11 to lead TCU to a 3-1 victory over Texas on Friday in the first game of their best-of-three super regional series.

TCU (50-11) scored first when Aaron Schultz's sacrifice fly to right field scored Matt Curry from third in the second inning. The Horned Frogs got two more runs in the sixth thanks to a wild pitch from losing pitcher Cole Green (11-2) and another sacrifice fly to right, from Joe Weik.

Texas (49-12) scored its only run when Kevin Keyes hit a 2-2 breaking ball over the left field fence. The Longhorns threatened in the top of the eighth when they had men on first and second, but couldn't bring them home.

Purke (14-0) issued only one walk in 7 2-3 innings. The Horned Frogs can advance to the College World Series with a win Saturday.

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