Freshman Jeren Kendall went 1 for 3 with a stolen base.
TCU came to Omaha with a 2.38 ERA that ranked second nationally, and the Frogs allowed just eight runs in their first 27 innings at the CWS. They gave up seven runs, six earned, in the first five innings Friday.
The game was a continuation of the Frogs' offensive struggles against the Commodores. They managed five singles against Philip Pfeifer and Kyle Wright in a 1-0 loss to Vanderbilt on Tuesday and batted .159 (10 of 63) in the two games.
"It's never about the best team. It's the team that plays the best. And I think Vanderbilt has a heck of a team and they're certainly playing as good as anybody in the country right now," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. "But we felt like we were good enough to play with them. We just didn't play as well as they did today."