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Baker's big blast gives TCU win; No. 1 Florida falls to Chanticleers

Baker's big blast gives TCU win; No. 1 Florida falls to Chanticleers

Luken Baker hit a go-ahead three-run homer in the top of the ninth and TCU beat No. 5 national seed Texas Tech 5-3 on Sunday in a College World Series meeting of Big 12 rivals. 

The Horned Frogs (48-16) trailed by a run after Hunter Hargrove's tiebreaking double in the bottom of the eighth. But after reliever Robert Dugger issued a walk to start the ninth and gave up a single to Evan Skoug, Baker sent a towering shot just inside the left-field foul pole into the seats above the bullpen. 

Freshman closer Durbin Feltman came on and pitched a perfect ninth for his ninth save. 

TCU, in the CWS for the third straight year,...

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