Frogs Cruise To 11-3 Victory in Game One
March 14, 2004
Fort Worth, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs won the second game of the series against New Mexico on Sunday, 11-3. The game was suspended Saturday after a two hour rain delay with the Lobos leading 2-0. Ryan Weems came back on Sunday and dominated the Lobos lineup en route to his third win of the season.
The Frogs looked ready to take an early lead in the first inning as they loaded the bases with no outs, but Lobos pitcher Karsten Gaarder got himself out of the jam to keep the game scoreless. Lobos catcher Josh Grady gave them a lead with a solo home run in the third. They tacked on another run to make it 2-0.
The game was suspended in the middle of the third inning after German Duran smoked a one-out double. After a two-hour delay, the game was suspended and that's where the game picked up on Sunday. Shelby Ford took the first pitch of the day on Sunday and drove it into center field, plating Duran with the Frogs first run of the game. Chris Neuman tied the game with a RBI-double.
TCU took the lead in the fourth inning and never looked back. Ramon Moses drew a one-out walk and after two stolen bases, came home to score on a Sean Stephens RBI-single. The Frogs extended the lead, scoring two runs in each of the next two innings, leading 8-2 after six innings. Neuman highlighted the scoring, delivering his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot in the sixth inning.
The Lobos picked up a run in the eighth inning, but would get no closer as the Frogs plated three in the bottom of the inning to account for the final score.
Weems picked up his third win of the season, pitching seven innings, allowing two runs on four hits, while striking out seven. Zach Duncan pitched an inning in relief, giving up a run on one hit. Tim McGough made his first appearance on the mound since having "Tommy John" surgery last spring. He retired all three hitters he faced.
The Frogs improved to 10-8-0 with the victory.