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GoFrogs: TCU Clinches Series; Tops Houston, 6-2


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GoFrogs: TCU Clinches Series; Tops Houston, 6-2
FORT WORTH – Another terrific outing from Payton Tolle on the mound spearheaded TCU to a 6-2 win over Houston Friday night at Lupton Stadium. Tolle fanned 13 batters in 8 2/3 innings and on the offensive side, Chase Brunson had two hits and drove in three.

The Rundown
Payton Tolle (3-1) fell an out shy of his second straight complete game. He finished the night allowing two runs on three hits. He walked one and struck out 13 over 8 2/3 innings. Through the first eight innings, Tolle allowed just two base runners, both coming in the third. A lead-off home run in the ninth broke up a string of 16 straight batters retired.

TCU opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the third. Peyton Chatagnier doubled with one out and scored on a Chase Brunson base hit. With two outs, Logan Maxwell lined a single up the middle to plate Brunson for a 2-0 lead.

The Frogs added a run in the third on a Karson Bowen sacrifice fly that drove in Anthony Silva, who had led off the inning with a double.

Chatagnier keyed another run-scoring inning as he opened the seventh with a triple. Brunson collected his second RBI-single of the game to make it a 4-0 ballgame.

Three straight hitters reached to open up the eighth. Kurtis Byrne doubled and scored on a Silva base hit. With the bases loaded and two outs, Brunson worked a walk to extend the lead to 6-0.

Houston picked up a pair of runs in the ninth to account for the final score. Zachary Cawyer allowed a hit and struck out a batter in his 1/3 of an inning.

Stat of the Game:
16 -
Payton Tolle retired 16 straight from the third through eighth inning.

  • TCU scored double-digit hits (12) for the 13th time this season.
  • TCU scored first for the 18th time this year.
  • TCU outhit its opponent for the 14th time this season.
  • TCU registered double-digit strikeouts (14) for the 16th time this season.
  • TCU played flawless defense for the 12th time this season.
  • Payton Tolle registered his third straight quality start and the 16th of his career.
  • Chase Brunson has reached safely in 11 straight games.
  • Brunson collected his sixth career multi-hit game and his fifth career multi-RBI contest.
  • Logan Maxwell has reached safely in 25 straight games dating back to last season.
  • Maxwell tallied his 10th multi-hit game of the season and the 19th of his career.
  • Anthony Silva has reached safely in 16 straight.
  • Silva tallied his 10th multi-hit game of the year and the 31st of his career.
  • Luke Boyers registered his fifth multi-hit game of the season and the 44th of his career.
  • Peyton Chatagnier tallied his seventh multi-hit game of the year and the 52nd of his career.
Next Up:
With the win, TCU improves to 19-7 overall and 4-7 in Big 12 play. The final game of the series is set for Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Kole Klecker will get the start for the Horned Frogs. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.