Abilene Christian snaps TCU win streak 6-2

Abilene Christian

By Brandie Davidson

FORT WORTH — TCU saw its four game winning streak come to an end with a 6-2 loss to Abilene Christian Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. It was just the first home loss of the season for the Horned Frogs.

TCU took a 1-0 lead on a Logan Maxwell ground out in the second, but the lead evaporated in the fourth as Abilene Christian struck for four runs on just two hits. Colton Eager put the Wildcats in front for good with a one out, two run home run. Two more runs scored on a double and a sacrifice fly.

The Frogs cut into the deficit in the bottom of the inning. Gray Rodgers reached on an error to open the inning and scored on a Bobby Goodloe double to left center.

Three doubles in the sixth for the Wildcats produced two more runs as ACU opened up a 6-2 lead. TCU had a chance in the ninth after the first two batters reached, but they were stranded to end the game.

Caedmon Parker (1-1) took the loss after allowing four runs on just one hit. He walked three and struck out two in 3 1/3 innings. Caleb Bolden pitched a scoreless inning, while Tommy Vail retired all four batters he faced. Braxton Pearson made his season debut in the ninth.

Stat of the Game:                                                                                                 

100 – For the second consecutive game, a TCU player reached the 100 career hit milestone. Tommy Sacco collected his 100th career hit in the ninth inning. He accomplished the feat in 98 games played.

 

Notes:

  • TCU’s nine game home winning streak came to an end.
  • TCU played flawless defense for the 13thtime this year.
  • TCU’s six hits were tied for a season-low.
  • Elijah Nunez has reached safely in 19 straight games.
  • Luke Boyers and Tommy Sacco have reached safely in 14 straight games.
  • David Bishop has reached safely in all 24 games.
  • Tommy Sacco stretched his hitting streak to 11 games.
  • Sacco posted his 11thmulti-hit game of the year and the 24thof his career.
  • Bobby Goodloe tallied his first multi-hit game of the season and the seventh of his career.

Next Up:

With the loss, TCU falls to 18-6 on the season. TCU continues its eight game homestand Wednesday night against UTSA. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.