Baylor Stops TCU, 4-0
April 27, 2004
Fort Worth, Texas - The TCU Horned Frogs saw their six game win streak come to an end as the Baylor Bears blanked the Frogs 4-0. TCU couldn't muster much offense as the Baylor pitching staff continued their mastery of the Frog, holding them to six hits. In the two games against the Bears this season, Baylor has outscored TCU 15-0. Ryan Weems extended his scoreless streak to 12 innings with five innings of shutout baseball.
Ryan Weems held the Bears in check for the first five innings of the ball game. He faced the minimum through the first three innings, before giving up two one-out hits in the fourth inning. He induced a double-play ball off the bat of Reid Brees to end the threat and keep the game scoreless.
The Bears threatened again in the fifth as they loaded the bases with two outs, but again Weems came through again striking out Drew Sutton looking to end the inning.
TCU's only real threat of the game came in the third inning. Kyle Dahlberg smoked a one-out double and advanced to third on a fly out by Shelby Ford with two outs. Baylor's Andy Pape got Chad Huffman to ground out to end the inning.
The Bears finally cracked the scoreboard in the sixth inning as they took advantage of two TCU miscues to score three runs off of reliever Tim McGough. McGough walked the first batter he faced and the second batter reached on an error. After a sacrifice fly made it 1-0, Josh Ford cleared the bases with a triple to right field. The Bears tacked on one more run in the seventh inning to wrap up the games scoring.
For Weems, it was his second strong start in a row as he allowed only five hits, struck out two and walked one in the no-decision. Chris White, Omar Arif and Bart Barr each pitched scoreless relief for the Frogs in the loss.
TCU drops to 26-16 on the season with the loss. They will return to conference action on Friday night as they travel to Louisville, Ky. to square off against the Cardinals. First pitch on Friday night is slated for 6 p.m. CST.