Kansas Halts TCU's Winning Streak
April 12, 2014
LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas snapped TCU's seven game winning streak with a 5-1 win in the series finale Saturday night. The Horned Frog offense was held to just five hits.
Alex Young (1-3) was tagged with the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits in 5 2/3 innings of work. He struck out three and walked one. Trey Teakell retired the only batter he faced in the game. Alexander gave up a run on one hit and a walk, while striking out four.
The Horned Frogs had a golden opportunity to jump out to an early lead in the first inning. Cody Jones led off the game with an infield single. Derek Odell followed with a base hit and both runners moved up 90 feet on a sac bunt from Boomer White. A wild pitch on a strikeout loaded the bases with only one out. Kansas starter, Frank Duncan, got out of the jam, retiring the next two batters to keep the Frogs off the scoreboard.
Connor McKay stayed hot to start the second game as he put the Jayhawks in front 1-0 with a lead-off home run in the second.
Colby Wright opened the Kansas half of the fourth with a double down the right field line. Two batters later, Wright was still on second for Dakota Smith who lined a single into left center to put the Jayhawks back on top, 2-1.
Kansas broke the game open in the bottom of the sixth, scoring two runs on three hits. Back-to-back one-out singles from Wright and Michael Suiter came around to score on a two-out triple from Smith, giving Kansas a 4-1 lead.
McKay's second home run of the game in the bottom of the eight pushed Kansas' lead to four, 5-1.
With the loss, TCU falls to 22-13 overall and 7-5 in Big 12 play. The Horned Frogs will return home Tuesday night for a contest against Houston Baptist. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium.