No. 22 TCU Ends Two-Game Slide With 10-0 Victory At Saint Louis
March 25, 2005
St. Louis, Mo. - The No. 22 TCU Horned Frogs ended a two-game slide with a 10-0 shutout victory over the Saint Louis Billikens in Conference USA action on Friday night. The Frogs used four pitchers in the combined shutout. Lance Broadway (5-1) pitched six scoreless innings, striking out nine as he extended his streak to 25.2 innings without giving up an earned run. Austin Adams hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning to put the game out of reach as TCU pounded out 18 hits in the contest.
The Frogs got the scoring started in the second inning picking up a single run on a bases loaded infield single off the bat of Kyle Dahlberg. Adams drew a one out walk and scored on Dahlberg's single.
A three-run third inning pushed the lead to 4-0. Chad Huffman drew a walk to lead-off the inning and following a quick out, the Frogs loaded the bases on two consecutive hits. Matt Carpenter delivered a sacrifice fly to make it 2-0. A wild pitch and an error pushed two more runs across the plate.
The Billikens threatened to put runs on the board in the third as they had two on and one out. They executed a perfect double steal to put two runners in scoring position with only one out. Broadway settled down and struck out Bill Musselman and Tim Landy to strand the runners.
Shelby Ford led off the fourth with his fourth home run of the season to give TCU a 5-0 lead and Broadway set down the next eight batters he faced following a Patrick Valdez single in the fourth.
A three-run sixth gave the Frogs a commanding 8-0 lead. Ford and Huffman each singled to start the inning and after two quick outs, Adams unloaded with his second home run of the season, a three-run shot to center field.
An RBI-single by J.J. Estrada with the bases loaded in the seventh plated Spencer Jackson who was 3-for-3 with two walks in the contest. Stuart Musslewhite scored the Frogs 10th run of the game in the top of the ninth on a pinch-hit single by Matt McGuirk .
The Frogs (15-8, 3-1) will return to the diamond on Saturday to wrap up the series. The Frogs and the Billikens will play a doubleheader on Saturday due to impending inclement weather in the St. Louis area on Sunday. The two-nine inning games are set to commence at 1:00 on Saturday.