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GoFrogs: Baseball Powers Past Kansas In Series Opener


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GoFrogs: TCU Powers Past Kansas In Series Opener
LAWRENCE, Kan. – TCU outscored Kansas 12-1 in the final five innings, erasing an early deficit to post a 15-6 series-opening victory over the Jayhawks Friday night at Hoglund Park. Luke Boyers, Kurtis Byrne and Tommy Sacco drove in four runs each for the Horned Frogs.

The Rundown
TCU stormed out to a 3-0 lead in the first, taking advantage of a pair of Kansas miscues. Luke Boyers' two out single accounted for two of the three runs. Kansas answered with a five spot in the second as it sent 10 men to the plate.

Cam Brown took over in the second and calmed the waters, allowing the Horned Frogs to mount a comeback. For the third straight week, Brown was outstanding in relief, getting the game into the eighth. He allowed a run on four hits in 5 1/3 innings, walked two and struck out six.

The Frogs tied the game at five in the fifth on a Kurtis Byrne bases-loaded single. A Tommy Sacco ground out in the sixth put the Frogs up to stay.

Kansas' fourth error of the game opened the door for a pair of insurance runs in the seventh. Michael Petrie made it a 7-5 game as he reached on the miscue. Sacco added an RBI single for an 8-5 lead.

After Kansas got a run back in the bottom of the seventh, TCU responded with five in the eighth. David Bishop opened the inning with a home run. Boyers blasted a two-run shot to dead center for an 11-6 lead. With two on and two out, Sacco hit a fly ball that got lost in the lights and landed harmlessly in center for a two-run double.

Byrne accounted for the final two runs with a home run in the ninth.

Caleb Bolden tossed a perfect eighth and Austin Krob worked around a two out walk in the ninth to seal the win.

Stat of the Game:
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TCU scored a run in each of the final five frames, helping erase a 5-3 lead heading into the fifth inning. The Horned Frogs struck for multiple runs in four of the five innings.

• TCU tallied double-digit runs for the 14th time this season.
• TCU recorded double-digit hits (17) for the 18th time this year.
• TCU homered in a game for the 26th time this season.
• TCU hit multiple home in game for the 13th time this year.
• TCU outhit its opponent for the 24th time this year.
• TCU stole multiple bases (3) for the 19th time this year.
• TCU played flawless defense for the 24th time this season.
• TCU turned two double plays in the game.
Elijah Nunez and Luke Boyers stretched their hitting streaks to five games.
• Nunez notched his 12th multi-hit game of the year and the 22nd of his career.
Tommy Sacco has hit safely in seven straight games and reached safely in 10 straight.
• Sacco collected his 21st multi-hit game of the season and the 34th of his career.
• Sacco collected his 10th multi-RBI game of the year and the 20th of his career.
David Bishop hit his sixth home run of the season. He has homered in back-to-back games.
• Bishop recorded his 14th career multi-hit of the year.
Kurtis Byrne hit his third home run of the season and the fourth of his career.
• Byrne collected his 12th multi-hit game of the year and the 13th of his career.
• Byrne posted his seventh multi-RBI game of the year and the ninth of his career.
• Boyers hit his sixth home run of the year and the seventh of his career.
• Boyers stretched his reached base streak to 18 games.
• Boyers posted his 14th multi-hit game of the season and the 25th of his career.
• Boyers tallied his 10th multi-RBI game of the year and the 16th of his career.
Garrison Berkley posted his first career multi-hit game.

Next Up:
With the win, TCU improves to 30-18 overall and 14-8 in Big 12 play. The Horned Frogs and the Jayhawks will meet in Game 2 Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Marcelo Perez will get the start for the Horned Frogs. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.


And the way OSU lost was vintage train wreck stuff.