Frogs Sweep Doubleheader, Series From UTSA
Feb. 9, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU batters combined to bang out 19 hits in two games as the Horned Frogs swept a doubleheader from Texas-San Antonio Sunday afternoon 5-3 and 6-1. The victories gave TCU (3-1) a three-game series sweep over the Roadrunners (0-3).
Like they had in their first two games of the season, the Frogs allowed their opponent to get on the scoreboard first in game one, as UTSA took a 3-0 lead in the first inning.
However, TCU exploded for three runs in the second to knot the game at 3-3. Shortstop Shaff Elkouri (Norman, Okla./Asher) opened the Horned Frog scoring with a two-run single to center field.
One inning later, designated hitter Sean Stephens (DeSoto, Texas/DeSoto) blasted what proved to be the game-winning home run over the left field fence to put the Frogs up 5-3. The homer was Stephens' first as a Horned Frog.
In game two, the Horned Frogs was able to find the scoreboard early and often as they jumped out to a 6-0 lead after five innings in cruising to victory. Elkouri and left fielder Chris Meeks (Brownwood, Texas/Brownwood) combined to go 5-for-6 with four RBI at the top of the order to lead the TCU offense. The duo tallied seven of the Frogs' 10 RBI in the twinbill.
With a crowd of 1,295 on hand for the doubleheader, the Horned Frogs now have a total attendance of 5,764 through three home dates this season at Lupton Stadium and Williams-Reilly Field, surpassing the 2002 total of 5,720 for 23 home dates.
TCU will look to extend its three-game winning streak and avenge its only loss of the season when it takes on Texas-Arlington Tuesday afternoon. Game time is slated for 3:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium and Williams-Reilly Field.