Rodgers’ 3 hits, 4 RBIs leads TCU 14-3 over Abilene Christian

Florida 3-2 win over TCU

By Brandie Davidson

ABILENE, Texas — TCU scored five runs in each of the first two innings and powered its way to a 14-3, seven inning victory at Abilene Christian on Tuesday night. Gray Rodgers led the offensive charge with three hits and four RBIs.

Elijah Nunez led the game off with a home run and the Frogs were off and running. Tommy Sacco doubled home the second run. Luke Boyers drew a bases-loaded walk and Logan Maxwell grounded out to push the lead to four. An errant throw allowed Bobby Goodloe to score the fifth run of the inning.

TCU put up another five spot in the second, all with two outs in the inning. Gray Rodgers started the two out barrage with a two-run home run to center. Tommy Sacco followed with a home run. Boyers doubled home Goodloe and scored on a Maxwell base hit for a 10-0 lead.

The teams traded two spots in the third. Rodgers singled home two more runs and Abilene Christian picked up a two run home run in the bottom of the inning to make it a 12-2 game.

After another solo home run by the Wildcats in the fourth, TCU responded with two in the fifth to restore its double-digit lead. Sacco reached on an error to drive in the first run of the inning and Boyers hit a sacrifice fly to make it 14-3.

Caedmon Parker (1-0) did a solid job in his first career start. The freshman allowed two runs on three hits, walked three and struck out three. Augie Mihlbauer turned in two solid innings of relief. He allowed a run on one hit, walked one and struck out four. Tommy Vail and Luke Savage pitched the final two innings, combining to strike out five.

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Stat of the Game:                                                                                                 

5 – TCU scored five runs in each of the first two innings to open up a 10-0 lead.

 

Notes:

  • TCU scored double-digit runs for the seventh time this season.
  • TCU registered double-digit hits for the eighth time this year.
  • TCU homered in a game for the 10th time this season.
  • TCU hit multiple home runs in a game for the fifth time this year.
  • TCU hit back-to-back home runs for the third time this season.
  • TCU drew double-digit walks for the third time this season.
  • The TCU pitching staff registered double-digit strikeouts (11) for the 12thtime this season.
  • Caedmon Parker made his first career start on the mound.
  • Elijah Nunez has reached safely in 15 straight games.
  • Nunez hit his first home run of the season and the second of his career.
  • Luke Boyers, Tommy Sacco and Brayden Taylor have reached safely in 10 games.
  • David Bishop has reached safely in all 20 games.
  • Gray Rodgers hit his first home run of the season and the sixth of his career.
  • Rodgers notched his seventh multi-hit game of the season and the 29thof his career.
  • Rodgers posted his third multi-RBI game of the year and the 17thof his career.
  • Tommy Sacco hit his third home run of the season and the fifth of his career.
  • Sacco collected his eighth multi-hit game of the season and the 21stof his career.
  • Sacco posted his fifth multi-RBI game of the year and the 15thof his career.
  • Boyers recorded his fifth multi-RBI game of the season and the 11thof his career.
  • Logan Maxwell picked up his second career multi-RBI game.

Next Up:

With the win, TCU improves to 15-5 on the season. TCU will open up an eight game homestand Friday night against Kansas State. First pitch for the series opener is set for 6 p.m. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.