Frogs Lose Third Straight, Fall To DBU 5-3
May 11, 2004
Fort Worth, Texas - The TCU Horned Frog dropped their third straight game as they fell to Dallas Baptist Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. The Patriots jumped out to a 5-0 lead and held on for the two-run victory. The Frogs stranded eight base runners in the game. Chad Huffman led the Frogs offensively with a 3-for-4 performance at the plate.
The Frogs had an early chance to score on DBU starter Lance Broadway as he walked German Duran with one out in the first. Huffman followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with one down. Broadway buckled down and struck out the final two batters he faced to end the threat.
DBU got on the board in the third inning as Cody Montgomery slammed a three-run two-out home run over the left field fence to put the Patriots up 3-0.
An error in the fifth inning proved costly as the Patriots took advantage, putting two unearned runs on the board, extending their lead to 5-0.
The Frogs looked poised to break out of a slump as they had something brewing in the bottom of the fifth inning. After two quick outs, Ramon Moses singled, extending his season-long hit-streak to 14 games. After another walk to Duran, the Frogs had a runner in scoring position. Chad Huffman delivered a single to shallow left field, but Moses was thrown out at home trying to score, ending the threat and the inning.
TCU finally got on the board in the seventh inning. Kenny Thompson drew a lead-off walk to begin the inning. Moses tripled down the right field line to drive in the first run of the game, ending Broadway's day. Duran grounded out, plating Moses with the Frogs second run of the game.
In the eighth inning the Frogs picked up another run to make it 5-3. A base running mistake erased a runner, making it two outs when J.J. Estrada delivered a two-out base hit to score Cogbill from third.
The Frogs bullpen shined tonight as they pitched four innings of one-hit baseball in relief of Omar Arif (0-1) who went five innings. Chase Perry pitched two strong innings, striking out three. Ryan Weems and Robbie Findlay each pitched an inning as well.
The Frogs (29-20) hit the road for their final Conference USA road series as they head to Kinston, N.C. to face No. 5 East Carolina. The series is slated to begin on Friday with a 3:00 (CT) starting time. Clayton Jerome will get the start in game one.