TCU Earns First Win at Lupton Stadium, 10-4 Over UTSA
Feb. 8, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU first baseman Jared Lundeen (Fountain Hills, Ariz/Burnsville (Minn.)) drove in four runs to lead an offensive outburst as the Horned Frogs defeated Texas-San Antonio 10-4 Saturday afternoon. The win was TCU's first at their new home, Lupton Stadium and Williams-Reilly Field.
TCU (1-1) fell behind early as UTSA plated a run each in the first and second innings to grab a 2-0 lead in the frosty 41-degree (34-degree wind chill factor) conditions. However, the Frogs warmed up in a hurry, as they took control of the contest by posting the next 10 runs on the scoreboard.
After TCU cut the deficit in half with a run in the bottom of the second, center fielder Terry Trofholz (Plano, Texas/Plano Senior) gave the Frogs their first lead of the season by roping a two-run double down the left field line in the third.
The Frogs scored two more in the fifth to up the advantage to 5-2. Highlighting the frame was a perfectly placed squeeze bunt on a tough up-and-in pitch by Lundeen, scoring Trofholz from third.
Lundeen came up big again in the seventh, drilling a two-run single up the middle to spark a four-run frame that gave TCU a 9-2 lead. He then closed out his spectacular day and the Horned Frog scoring with an RBI groundout in the eighth.
UTSA (0-1) plated a pair of unearned runs in the top of the ninth to wrap up the scoring.
Righthander Ryan Grafe (Austin, Texas/Lanier) headlined an impressive overall performance by the TCU pitching staff, striking out four and allowing just one hit in two innings of relief to earn the win. Former Frog Mike Srp allowed five runs on seven hits in five innings of work in collecting the loss.
TCU will look to sweep its three-game set with the Roadrunners when the two squads hook up for a doubleheader Sunday afternoon. Game one is slated to begin at noon at Lupton Stadium and Williams-Reilly Field.