No. 14 Texas A&M hands Frogs a 13-2 loss
March 27, 2007
COLLEGE STATION, Texas - The No. 14 Texas A&M Aggies slugged their way to a 13-2 win over the No. 26 TCU Horned Frogs Tuesday night at Olsen Field. The game was tight trough the first three innings before a seven-run fourth for the Aggies inning broke the game open. Offensively, the Frogs were stymied by A&M pitching as they mustered just two hits in the contest.
On the first pitch he saw, Brandon Hicks led off the Aggie frame with a solo home run to give Texas A&M the early lead. Ben Feltner used his speed to pick up the Aggies second run of the game. He reached on a bunt base hit and moved to second on a groundball out. Darby Brown bounced out to Ben Carruthers at second, but Feltner raced all the way home from second and slid in just ahead of the tag to score the run.
A costly error by the Aggie third baseman Brodie Greene proved costly as the Frogs used it to tie the game at two. After a couple of fielder's choices, Matt Vern found himself on base with two outs. Corey Steglich turned on a Scott Migl offering and deposited it over the left field fence for his first home run of the game.
A&M used a lead-off double to regain the lead. Feltner doubled to left field and scored on a one-out base knock from Brown to make it a 3-2 contest.
In his second start, Tyler Lockwood (1-1) pitched well but took the loss. He allowed four runs on seven hits. He struck out one and walked one.
Texas A&M batted around in the fourth to break the game open. It sent 10 men to the plate and scored seven runs on seven hits to take a commanding 10-2 lead. The first four batters reached base via the base hit and two runs scored before the Frogs recorded the first out of the innng. The big blow in the inning was a two-out two-run home run off the bat of Luke Anders.
Following a Clint Arnold base hit in the second, Aggie starter Scott Migl settled in and mowed through the Horned Frog lineup. Save another error by the third baseman, Migl retired 12 straight batters before a walk to Austin Adams broke the string.
Steven Maxwell tossed three strong innings for the Frogs. He surrendered three runs on four hits. He did retire eight of the last nine batters he faced after giving up three hits to the first three batters he faced. Chase Perry pitched a perfect eighth inning for TCU.
The Frogs fall to 18-8 on the season. They will take a break from conference play this weekend when they host UC Santa Barbara in a three game series. Friday night's series opener is slated for a 6:30 p.m. start at Lupton Stadium.
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