TCU blanks BYU, 7-0, for series victory

April 21, 2007

Final Stats

FORT WORTH, Texas (April 21, 2007) - Austin Adams smoked a line drive three-run home run in the first inning and the No. 27 TCU Horned Frog pitching staff made it stand up in a 7-0 victory over BYU Saturday night at Lupton Stadium. The win gave the Frogs their fifth conference series win of the season. Chance Corgan tossed seven scoreless innings to record his fifth victory of the season.

Steven Trout got the Horned Frog rally going with a one-out single in the first. Andrew Walker drew a walk and Adams unloaded for his seventh home run of the season to give TCU the 3-0 lead.

That was all Corgan (5-1) would need as he twirled seven strong innings. He allowed just three hits in the game, walked one and struck out six. Following a third-inning single, Corgan retired 13 of the last 14 batters he faced. Tyler Lockwood pitched a scoreless eighth inning and Sam Demel closed out the game in the ninth.

After surrendering a one-out single in the second, Corgan walked Patrick Wells. He used his defense, getting J.T. Musso to ground into the inning-ending double play.

The only other jam Corgan found himself in was the third inning when he had first and third with only one out. He got the Cougars leading home run threat, Apana Nakayama, to foul out to Walker and then Bryan Kervin made a great play on a slow roller off the bat of Kent Walton to end the threat.

TCU extended its lead to 5-0 in the third, scoring two runs on three hits. Trout led off the inning with a double and moved to third on a Walker single. After a fielder's choice erased Walker, Clint Arnold dumped a single into right to drive in Trout. Matt Vern followed with a sacrifice fly to plate Adams.

Two more runs in the seventh for the Frogs accounted for the final score. Walker got things started again with his second base hit of the game. Adams drew a walk to put two on. Another fielder's choice erased Walker at third, but Vern came through again, this time with a triple to deep center.

The Frogs improve to 30-10 on the season and 12-2 in conference play. They will host Texas Tech on Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m.

Game Notes:
• Since Lupton Stadium opened in 2003, the Frogs are 101-34 on their home field.
Ben Carruthers extended his errorless streak to 24 games, spanning 133 chances.
Bryan Kervin extended his hit streak to six games.
• With 13 hits on the night, TCU has now picked up at least 10 hits in a game for the 29th time this season.
• Since joining the league in 2006, the Frogs are 29-7 against conference foes.
• The Horned Frogs starting pitchers surrendered just one run in 20 1/3 innings pitched this weekend.



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