FORT WORTH — No. 15 TCU extended its winning streak to four games with a 15-1 seven inning rout of UT Arlington Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. A pair of big innings highlighted the victory. Kurtis Byrne drove in a career-high five runs for the Horned Frogs. Ten of TCU’s 15 runs were scored with two outs.
It was a tale of two innings for TCU – the second and the fifth. The Horned Frogs batted around in each frame, scoring seven and eight runs, respectively.
The Frogs opened the scoring on a two-run double off the bat of Gray Rodgers. Tommy Sacco pushed the lead to three with a two-out single. Kurtis Bryne stepped to the plate with the bases loaded and lined a double to left center for a 6-0 lead. Reed Spenrath followed with a base hit to round out the scoring.
In the fifth, the parade of hitters started with an Elijah Nunez walk. With two on, Brayden Taylor ripped an RBI-double to right, driving in the first run of the inning. Byrne followed with a two-run single. Luke Boyers doubled home another run. A high pop up off the bat of Sam Thompson eluded the Maverick defenders and drove in three more runs. An errant throw landed in the dugout, allowing Thompson to complete the circuit around the bases for a 15-0 lead.
UT Arlington’s lone run of the contest came in the sixth. A lead-off double scored on back-to-back two out wild pitches.
Caedmon Parker (2-2) earned the win after throwing four shutout innings. He allowed two hits and struck out four. Cohen Feser pitched a scoreless frame. Braxton Pearson and Trip Banta teamed up in the sixth, while Garrett Wright and Gray Thomas combined to pitch a perfect seventh.
Stats of the Game:
7 – TCU scored seven times in the second inning. The Horned Frogs sent 12 hitters to the plate. There were seven hits and two walks in the inning. Five of the seven runs came with two outs.
- TCU scored double-digit runs for the 12thtime this season.
- TCU registered double-digit hits (16) for the 14thtime this season.
- TCU outhit its opponent for the 19thtime this season.
- TCU played flawless defense for the 20thtime this season.
- The eight runs scored in the fifth match a season-high (8 vs. Kansas State, March 26)..
- Tommy Sacco and Luke Boyers stretched their hitting streaks to seven games.
- Sacco notched his 17thmulti-hit game of the season and the 30thof his career.
- Kurtis recorded his 10thmulti-hit game of the season and the 11thof his career.
- Byrne tallied his fifth multi-RBI game of the season and the seventh of his career.
- Bobby Goodloe notched his third multi-hit game of the year and the ninth of his career.
- Reed Spenrath collected his third career multi-hit game.
- Luke Boyers tallied his 11thmulti-hit game of the season and the 22ndof his career.
- Gray Rodgers collected his 10thmulti-hit game of the season and the 32ndof his career.
- Rodgers tallied his fifth multi-RBI game of the year and the 19thof his career.
- Sam Thompson tallied his first career multi-RBI game.
With the win, TCU improves to 25-12 overall. TCU will hit the road for conference series at No. 3 Oklahoma State. The series-opener is slated for Friday night at 6 p.m. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.