No. 24 Horned Frogs Top No. 21 Texas Tech, 9-2
March 8, 2005
Fort Worth, Texas - The No. 24 TCU Horned Frogs cruised to a 9-2 victory over the No. 21 Texas Tech Red Raiders Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. The win extends the Frogs win streak to six games and gives them their first win over a Top 25 opponent in 2005. Tim McGough threw six strong innings and six different Frogs drove in a run. Austin Adams came in off the bench in the third, smoked two doubles and drove in two in the win.
J.J. Estrada got the offense going for TCU as he drilled his second home run of the season over the left field fence to lead off the second inning, giving the Frogs the early 1-0 lead. Following Estrada's home run, Andrew Walker drew a walk and came around to score on a Kyle Dahlberg two-out base knock, putting TCU up 2-0 after two innings.
TCU and Texas Tech traded runs in the third inning as Tech cut the lead down to one in the top of the inning. Cameron Blair scored on a base hit by Joseph Callender. The Frogs picked up a run in the bottom of the inning, taking advantage of a one-out walk to Shelby Ford. A Walker base hit scored Ford from second to make it 3-1.
Tech once again cut into the lead in the fifth as they plated an unearned run on a sacrifice fly, but the Frogs put a three spot on the board in the bottom of the inning to take a commanding 6-2 lead. Adams led off the inning with a walk and scored on an Estrada base hit. Zach Butler came on to relieve Adam Lawford (2-1) and threw two wild pitches to send Ford home with the second run of the inning. A Chad Huffman two-out base hit to left field brought home Estrada.
The Frogs tacked on a run in the sixth on a double by Adams and put up two more in the eighth to account for the final score. Adams second double of the game plated Stuart Musslewhite and Ford's triple brought Adams home.
Brad Furnish threw two shutout innings as he allowed only one hit and struck out two. Shawn Ferguson closed out the game with a perfect ninth inning, striking out pinch-hitter Brian Capps to end the game.
The Frogs will hit the road for four straight games beginning Friday night. They head to Houston to face No. 5 Rice in a three-game series at Reckling Park. First pitch on Friday night is slated for 7:00 p.m.