TCU beats Sam Houston 6-1 to win home regional

The Associated Press
TCU beats Sam Houston 6-1 to win home regional
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TCU pitcher Tyler Alexander delivers to Sam Houston State during the first inning of an NCAA college baseball regional tournament game in Fort Worth, Texas, Sunday, June 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Jim Cowsert)

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Freshman Tyler Alexander threw a six-hitter and TCU advanced to its fourth NCAA super regional in six years, beating Sam Houston State 6-1 on Sunday night.

TCU (45-15), the No. 7 national seed, needed only nine innings against Sam Houston this time. The Horned Frogs will host a super regional for the first time.

The Bearkats (43-19) beat Siena 9-2 earlier Sunday. That game started only about 12 hours after their 3-2 loss to TCU in 22 innings until about 2:30 a.m. CT Sunday.

Alexander (10-3) also had a complete game in the Big 12 tournament. The lefty has given up only six runs his last seven starts.

Garrett Crain's RBI single in the third broke a 1-all tie. Boomer White, who had the game-winning hits in TCU's first two regional wins, added an RBI single.

Bearkats starter Andrew Godail (3-1) allowed two runs and five hits in three innings.