TCU Drops 5-2 Decision to Ole Miss
Feb. 17, 2013
OXFORD, Miss. - A grand slam in the first inning by Ole Miss put TCU in a hole that it could never recover from as the Rebels topped the Horned Frogs 5-2 Sunday afternoon.
With one out in the first inning, Jantzen Witte unloaded on a 2-0 offering and deposited it over the left field fence for a 1-0 TCU lead.
The lead was short-lived as the Rebels struck for four in the bottom of the frame. The rally started with a one-out walk to Austin Anderson and a base hit from Austin Bousfield. With two outs, Sikes Orvis drew a walk and Stuart Turner wasted no time putting the Rebels on the board as he homered on the first pitch he saw to make it 4-1.
Ole Miss stretched the lead to 5-1 in the fourth inning as it scored a run on two hits with two outs. Anderson's double to left center allowed Tanner Mathis to score all the way from first.
TCU answered with a run in the top of the sixth to cut the deficit to three. Witte led off the frame with a double to left. Kevin Cron hit the ball to the right side to allow Witte to move to third with one out and he scored on a ground out off the bat of Derek Odell.
The Frogs best chance to climb back in the game came in the top of the seventh when they loaded the bases with two outs. Brett Johnson drew the lead off walk to give the Frogs a base runner. With two outs, Boomer White delivered a pinch hit single to right and Cody Jones worked a walk to load the bases. Rebel reliever Scott Weathersby came on and Witte battled through 10 pitches but couldn't come up with the base hit and the threat was over.
Stefan Crichton (0-1) took the loss as he allowed four runs on three hits in his lone inning of work. Trevor Seidenberger surrendered one run on three hits in three innings. He struck out four and did not walk a batter. Riley Ferrell pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings, giving up two hits and a walk. He struck out one. Nick Frey retired all three batters he faced and Travis Evans retired both batters he faced.
TCU (0-3) will open up the home portion of the schedule Friday night when it hosts nationally-ranked Cal State Fullerton. First pitch Friday night is set for 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium.