Alexander tosses 3-hitter, TCU tops NC State 8-2

Posted at 10:47 PM, Jun 01, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-01 23:49:08-04

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - Tyler Alexander threw a three-hitter and TCU avoided elimination with an 8-2 victory over N.C. State on Sunday night in the Fort Worth Regional.

Alexander (6-2) had his bid for a perfect game end on a throwing error by shortstop Keaton Jones to lead off the seventh. Andrew Knizer followed with a single to right to end Alexander's shot at a no-hitter. The sophomore lefty struck out six and had 15 flyouts in his first complete game of the season.

The Horned Frogs (46-12) and Wolfpack (36-22) play again Monday, with the winner advancing to the Super Regionals.

Derek Odell's two-run single gave TCU a 2-0 lead in the second, and Dane Steinhagen's two-run triple in the third made it 5-0.

Wolfpack starter Ryan Williamson (4-4) gave up seven hits and five runs in 2 2/3 innings.

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