Frogs Dominate Saint Louis, 13-1
March 26, 2005
St. Louis, Mo. - The No. 22 TCU Horned Frogs guaranteed their second straight Conference USA series win with a 13-1 win over Saint Louis in game one of a doubleheader. Brad Furnish threw seven innings, struck out eight and held the Billikens to just two hits to earn his third win of the season. Stuart Musslewhite and Kyle Dahlberg each homered for the Frogs.
The Frogs jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning. Musslewhite reached on an error by the third baseman to lead off the game and scored on a close play at the plate on a fielder's choice.
TCU broke the game open in the third inning, scoring four runs on four hits and two Billiken errors. The Frogs collected five straight hits to open the inning. An Andrew Walker double with the bases loaded cleared the bases to put the Frogs up 5-0.
Furnish was on a role through the first three innings, retiring the first eight batters he faced and striking out seven of them. He pitched around a two-out walk and base hit to keep the Saint Louis scoreless.
Saint Louis scored their lone run of the game in the fourth inning as Scott Peden walked to lead off the inning and scored on a Patrick Valdez double. The Billikens didn't pick up a hit after the fourth and had only two base runners after that point as they two reached on walks in the seventh inning.
TCU broke the game open in the sixth inning, scoring six times on four hits. Austin Adams started the inning with a base hit. Billiken starter Eric Rohr walked Spencer Jackson to load the bases with no outs. A wild pitch sent Adams home with TCU's sixth run of the game. After a groundout, Musslewhite connected on his second home run of the season to make it 9-1. Two more runs crossed the plate before the inning was over.
Dahlberg rounded out the scoring in the eighth with his second home run of the season that plated pinch-hitter Keith Conlon, who reached on an infield single.