FORT WORTH — A trio of two out runs in the fourth proved to be the difference as West Virginia took the series with a 5-2 win over TCU Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.
Bobby Goodloe drove in both runs for the Horned Frogs.
For the second straight game TCU found itself in an early hole. The Mountaineers two runs came courtesy of three straight one out hits. A double play limited the damage to just the two runs.
Brett Walker settled in and retired eight straight, but a two-out double opened the door for the Mountaineers. Four straight batters reached with two outs and three scored as the WVU lead grew to 5-0.
Kurtis Byrne worked a one-out walk in TCU’s half of the fourth and scored on a Bobby Goodloe base hit to make it 5-1. In the sixth, Tommy Sacco was hit to open the inning. An errant pick-off throw had Sacco on third with one out. Goodloe grounded out to second to pull the Frogs within three, 5-2.
Walker (3-1) took the loss after allowing five runs on seven hits in six innings of work. He walked one and struck out four. Luke Savage threw the final three innings, surrendering just two hits and striking out four.
Stat of the Game:
3 – Luke Savage threw three scoreless innings to run his scoreless innings pitched streak to 16 2/3.
- TCU was outhit by its opponent for the 11thtime this season.
- TCU played flawless defense for thee 14thtime this season.
- TCU allowed first inning runs for the 11thtime this season.
- Kurtis Byrne caught two runners stealing for the second straight game.
- David Bishop has reached safely in all 28 games.
- Luke Boyers has reached safely in 18 straight games.
- Bobby Goodloe collected his first multi-RBI game of the season and the fifth of his career.
With the loss, TCU falls to 19-9 on the season and 6-2 in league play. TCU will start a five game road swing Tuesday night at UT Arlington. The contest is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. Caedmon Parker will make his third consecutive midweek start. The contest will be televised on ESPN+.