LOUISVILLE, Ky. — TCU tried to climb out of a 9-0 deficit but came up a run short in a 9-8 loss at Louisville on Tuesday afternoon. Elijah Nunez continued his hot streak at the plate with his fourth straight multi-hit game.
TCU’s rally started in the seventh as it struck for four runs on four hits. With the bases loaded and one out, Elijah Nunez singled to drive in the Frogs’ first run of the game. A wild pitch allowed another run to score and Brayden Taylor followed with a two-run double to make it a 9-4 ballgame.
Four more runs crossed the plate in the eighth as the Frogs took advantage of five Louisville pitchers. TCU had a run in on a hit batter and three walks as Nunez picked up his second RBI of the game. Luke Boyers followed with a two-run single to pull the Frogs within two, 9-7. David Bishop singled to drive in Nunez, but Boyers was thrown out at home to end the inning.
Louisville built a 9-0 lead through the first six innings of the ballgame. The Cardinals opened the scoring with two in the second. They added one in the fourth, five in the fifth and one in the sixth to open up the sizable lead.
Cam Brown (2-1) allowed three runs on six hits, walked three and fanned two in the loss. Cohen Feser turned in two solid innings of relief, retiring all six batters he faced and recording two strikeouts.
Stat of the Game:
10 – TCU drew 10 free passes in the game. The Frogs walked nine times and were hit by the pitch once.
- The contest marks the end of a stretch that saw TCU play 10 of its first 12 games away from home.
- Hunter Teplanszky made his first career start.
- Elijah Nunez extended his hitting streak to seven games.
- Nunez posted his second multi-hit game of the year and the seventh of his career.
- Nunez recorded his sixth multi-hit game of the season and the 16thof his career.
- Brayden Taylor posted his third multi-RBI game of the year and the 28thof his career.
- Luke Boyers also tallied his third multi-RBI game of the year and the ninth of his career.
- David Bishop has reached safely in all 12 games.
With the loss, TCU falls to 8-4 on the year. TCU will open a four game homestand Friday night when Army makes its way to Lupton Stadium. First pitch for the series opener is set for 6 p.m. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.