West Virginia Outduels TCU In Game One
May 11, 2013
CHARLESTON, W. Va.- West Virginia scored a pair of unearned runs in the seventh en route to a 2-0 win over TCU in game one of Saturday's doubleheader.
Preston Morrison (6-3) was the tough-luck loser as he allowed two unearned runs in seven innings pitched. He walked two and struck out seven in the loss. Justin Scharf walked one and surrendered a hit in his lone inning of work.
The Horned Frogs had the first threat of the ballgame with a pair of two-out singles by Kyle Bacak and Cody Jones. West Virginia's Harrison Musgrave worked out of the jam with pop up to end the inning. From there, TCU had just three base runners. Only one advanced past first base.
After retiring the first 13 batters of the game, a high-chopper on the infield started a rally for the Mountaineers. Another infield single followed to put two on with one out. Morrison got a ground out for the second out, but on the play both runners advanced 90 feet. A hit batter loaded the bases, but no one would cross the plate as Morrison struck out Bobby Boyd to end the inning.
West Virginia threatened again in the sixth, but Morrison was once again equal to the task. A lead-off single was standing on second with one out after a sacrifice. Morrison struck out Jacob Rice for out No. 2, but walked Ryan McBroom to put two on. The sophomore bounced back and got his seventh strikeout to end the inning.
The third time was the charm for West Virginia as it took advantage of a pair of two-out errors to take a 2-0 lead. Matt Frazer led off the inning with a base hit. A two out single by Boyd had runners on the corners. Morrison got a slow roller down the first base line that was bobbled allowing the first run to score. A throwing error followed and Boyd raced home to make it a 2-0 game.
TCU falls to 23-25 overall and 8-11 in league play.