GoFrogs: Baseball’s Rally Falls Short In Loss

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    GoFrogs: TCU’s Rally Falls Short In Loss
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    FORT WORTH – No. 3 TCU rallied to tie the game with a three-run eighth inning, but a solo home run in the ninth helped Kansas avoid the sweep with a 4-3 victory on Sunday.

    The Rundown
    Kansas built a 3-0 lead with a two-run sixth inning and a solo run in the seventh. Meanwhile on the mound, Jayhawk starter Jackson Goddard twirled seven no-hit innings. 

    TCU drew six walks off of Goddard but couldn’t capitalize until Ryan Merrill drew the fifth one in the eighth. Connor Wanhanen broke up the no-hitter with a double to the left center field gap to put two on with one out. 

    A walk to Austen Wade loaded the bases. Cam Warner hit a high-chopper for an infield single to make it a 3-1 game. Evan Skoug followed with a two-run single to tie the game.

    The come-from-behind win was not to be for the Frogs as Owen Taylor hit a solo home run with one out in the ninth to give the lead back to the Jayhawks.

    TCU had a chance to tie the game in the ninth after a lead-off two base error, but Kansas pitched out of the jam to record the win.

    Brian Howard tossed 5 2/3 innings in the no-decision. He allowed two runs on three hits, walked three and struck out four. Charles King tossed 1 1/3 scoreless frame. Sean Wymer (1-1) took the loss after giving up the run in the ninth.

    Stat of the Game
    30 –
     With a three-run eighth inning, TCU has now scored multiple runs in an inning 30 times.

    • TCU played flawless defense for the fifth time this season.
    • TCU has scored multiple runs in an inning 30 times this season.
    • TCU was outhit for just the sixth time this season.
    • Josh Watson has reached base safely in 13 games.
    • Evan Skoug tallied his fourth multi-RBI game of the year and the 30th of his career.
    • Austen Wade has reached base safely in eight straight games.
    • Ryan Merrill has reached base safely in seven straight games.

    Next Up:
    With the loss, TCU falls to 14-5 overall and 2-1 in Big 12 play. The Horned Frogs will hit the road briefly on Tuesday for a midweek contest at Abilene Christian. Game time against the Wildcats is set for 6:30 p.m. 

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