CS Fullerton Wins Finale, 7-0
Feb. 24, 2013
FORT WORTH - The TCU Horned Frogs found themselves in an early hole facing a tough pitcher and couldn't recover in a 7-0 loss to Cal State Fullerton on Saturday. Alex Young made his first career start in the game.
Young (0-1) was touched for five runs on six hits in 3 2/3 innings of work. He walked two and struck out one. Nick Frey was outstanding in relief, allowing just two base runners on a walk and a hit batter. He retired the final 10 batters he faced. Andrew Mitchell allowed two runs (one earned) in an inning of work.
The Titans got the lead-off batter on in three of the first four innings and made it count as they pushed across five combined runs. Michael Lorenzen tripled to open the second and scored on a sacrifice fly off the bat of Greg Velazquez.
Austin Diemer singled to lead off the third. A stolen base and a wild pitch had him standing on third with two outs for Matt Chapman, who laid down a bunt base hit to drive in the run for a 2-0 lead.
In the fourth, the Titans loaded the bases with nobody out on a pair of hits and a walk. Cody Jones made a diving catch in center for the first out, but Diemer beat the throw on a potential double play ball to keep the inning alive. After a walk reloaded the bases, Carlos Lopez was hit to drive in the fourth run of the game. Frey came on in relief and got out of the jam, but it was 5-0.
The Horned Frogs tried to mount an offensive attack in the fifth inning as Brett Johnson and Jerrick Suiter connected on back-to-back hits. Fullerton starter Grahamm Wiest buckled down and retired the final two batters in the inning to keep it a 5-0 contest.
The Titans pushed across a pair of run in the ninth to push the lead to seven runs.
In the bottom of the ninth, the Frogs got the first two hitters on base, but couldn't find the big hit to drive in a run and the Frogs stranded a pair in scoring position.
TCU falls to 0-6 on the season. The Frogs will hit the road for four games this upcoming week. First up is Dallas Baptist on Tuesday night. Game time on the Dallas Baptist schedule is set for 6:30 p.m.