Baseball Falls to No. 21 Baylor, 22-4
April 22, 2003
WACO, Texas - No. 21 Baylor scored at least three runs in each of the first six innings as TCU had its six-game winning streak snapped by the Bears 22-4 Tuesday night at Baylor Ballpark. The loss was the Horned Frogs' worst since dropping a 21-3 decision to Oral Roberts on February 1, 1997.
Baylor torched Horned Frog pitching for three runs in each of the first innings, four in the fourth and three more in the fifth to jump out to a 16-0 lead.
TCU (26-16, 13-5 C-USA) finally got on the board with three runs in the top of the sixth. Mike Settle (Fort Worth, Texas/Country Day), Chris Neuman (Fort Worth, Texas/Western Hills) and Justin Hatcher (Fort Worth, Texas/Brewer) all collected RBI in the three-run stanza. Hatcher's RBI marked the fifth-straight game in which he has driven in at least one run.
However, Baylor (28-16, 9-9 Big 12) kept pouring it on as they posted four runs in the bottom of the sixth and two more in the eighth. Right-hander Clint Mokry (Taylor, Texas/Taylor) was the only pitcher of the six used by the Horned Frogs to keep the Bears off the scoreboard, as he tossed a scoreless seventh frame.
Baylor's 26 hits tied for the most allowed in TCU history. The Horned Frogs also gave up 26 hits in a 20-10 loss to Oral Roberts on March 14, 1999.
In their two setbacks to Baylor this season, the Frogs were outscored by a total of 32-7.
TCU will look to get back on track when it continues Conference USA play at Cincinnati this weekend. Game one of the three-game series between the Frogs and Bearcats is scheduled for 3 p.m. CDT (4 p.m. EDT - note time change from original schedule) at Midland Field in Amelia, Ohio.