TCU’s Tournament Run Ends Saturday
May 27, 2017
OKLAHOMA CITY – Texas used a trio of big innings to roll to a 9-3 win over No. 6 TCU in an elimination game at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships. The Horned Frogs’ tournament run came to an end with the loss.
The first two hitters of the game reached for Texas and the Longhorns turned it into an early lead. Kacy Clemens’ sacrifice fly put the ‘Horns up 1-0. Back-to-back singles pushed the advantage to 3-0.
TCU cut into the deficit with a pair of unearned runs in the second. Connor Wanhanen walked to open the inning and Elliott Barzilli reached on an error. Josh Watson’s sacrifice fly made it 3-1 and Evan Williams’ base hit with two outs made it a 3-2 ballgame.
With one swing of the bat, Michael Cantu increased the Texas lead to four as his sixth home run of the season was a three-run shot to right center. A pair of bases-loaded walks in the eighth pushed the Longhorn advantage to six, 8-2.
A pair of errors in the eighth gifted TCU a run to pull the Frogs within five, 8-3, but Texas answered with a lead-off home run in the ninth to account for the final score.
Stat of the Game
89 – TCU has scored multiple runs in an inning 89 times this season.
• TCU finishes the Big 12 Tournament with a 3-2 record.
• TCU falls to 37-15 in conference tournament games under the guidance of Schlossnagle.
• TCU fell to 12-7 in Big 12 tournament games, including a 12-5 mark in games played in Oklahoma City.
• TCU has scored multiple runs in an inning 89 times this season.
• Connor Wanhanen has reached base safely in 25 straight games.
• Elliott Barzilli has reached base safely in 15 games.
TCU falls to 42-16 overall with the loss. The NCAA will announce the 16 hosts sites for next week’s NCAA Regional Sunday night at 7:30 on the ESPN Bottom Line. On Monday morning, the team will host an NCAA selection show watching party in the Courtside Club at Schollmaier Arena. Doors will open at 10:45. The show begins at 11 a.m. on ESPN2.
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