Baylor silences Frogs, 3-0
May 1, 2007
FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 23 TCU Horned Frogs saw their six game winning streak come to an end with a 3-0 loss to Baylor Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. Hunt Woodruff collected the lone hits in the game for the Frogs. Baylor scored all three of its runs in the second inning.
The Bears threatened to take the lead in the first inning as they loaded the bases with two outs. TCU starter Chase Perry (0-1) worked out of the jam getting Matt Czimskey to fly out to end the inning.
In the bottom of the frame, the Frogs had their best chance to take the lead. Steven Trout was hit by a one-out pitch and moved to second on a throwing error by the catcher. With two outs Baylor starter Wade Mackey (3-1) unleashed a wild pitch to move Trout to third, but TCU was unable to get the run home.
Four two-out hits for the Bears translated to a three-run inning. Tim Jackson led off the inning with a base hit. Perry retired the next two batters, but a two-out single by Ben Booker ignited the rally. Raynor Campbell drove in the go-ahead run, ending Perry's evening. Chase Gerdes greeted Tyler Lockwood with a run scoring single to make it a 2-0 game. Beamer Weems tacked on another RBI single to account for the final run of the inning.
TCU's only other opportunity to crack the scoreboard came in the third when Clint Arnold drew a one-out walk and Trout was hit for the second time. Mackey was equal to the task as he started a streak of 13 straight retired to end the inning.
Woodruff broke the streak with a two-out bunt single in the seventh, but that was all the Frogs would get as Mackey set down the final seven batters in the game.
A bright spot for the Frogs was the pitching out of the bullpen. Lockwood tossed 3 2/3 scoreless innings. He surrendered five singles, but worked out of those jams without allowing any runs to cross the plate.
Donald Furrow turned in his second straight solid outing with 1 2/3 innings of work. He allowed two hits to lead off the eighth before giving way to Sam Demel. Demel wasted no time getting out of the jam as he got Seth Hammock to pop up on a bunt attempt then induced a double play ball off the bat of Paul Miles. He finished the game with two scoreless innings pitched.
The Frogs will hit the road for the final time this regular season when they head to Utah for a three-game series with the Utes. First pitch on Friday is set for 7 p.m. in Salt Lake City.