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GoFrogs: TCU Holds On In Win Over Texas State


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GoFrogs: TCU Holds On In Win Over Texas State
FORT WORTH – No. 3 TCU built an early lead and held on for a 6-5 win over Texas State Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium. Brody Green tallied three hits and drove in two runs in the game.

The Rundown
TCU scored in each of the first three innings, building a 5-0 lead. The Frogs punched across a pair of runs in the first, highlighted by an RBI-single from Payton Tolle and a Chase Brunson sacrifice fly.

In the second with Sam Myers standing on second, a pair of wild pitches allowed him to score easily for a 3-0 lead.

A two-out rally in the third led to two more runs for the Frogs. Anthony Silva and Chase Brunson singled with two outs. The Bobcats looked to be out of the inning on a ground ball, but a balk call kept the inning alive. Luke Boyers ultimately drew a walk and Brody Green followed with a two-run single for a 5-0 lead.

Texas State clawed its way back into the game with a run in the fourth and three in the fifth to make it a 5-4 ballgame. With the tying run on third in the fifth, Louis Rodriguez (1-0) got a ground out to end the inning.

TCU took advantage of a Bobcat error in the seventh to score an insurance run as Tolle drove in his second of the game to make it a 6-4 ballgame. Texas State answered with an inside-the-park home run to pull back within one in the eighth.

Ben Abeldt came on with two outs in the eighth and recorded the final four outs for his second save of the season. Ben Hampton started and went 4 1/3 innings. He allowed four runs (three earned) on eight hits and struck out six. Rodriguez picked up the win in relief, striking out three in 1 2/3 innings. Chase Hoover allowed a run on three hits and struck out two in 1 2/3 innings.

Stat of the Game:
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The TCU pitching staff did not issue a walk in the game. It marks the first time since June 4, 2023 at Arkansas in the NCAA Fayetteville Regional.

  • TCU is off to its first 4-0 start to a season since the 2020 campaign.
  • TCU recorded double-digit hits (13) for the fourth straight game.
  • TCU turned three double plays in the game.
  • The TCU pitching staff recorded double-digit strikeouts (11) for the second time this season.
  • Ben Hampton made his TCU debut.
  • Sam Myers made his first collegiate start.
  • Gabe Miranda made his collegiate debut as a defensive replacement in the eighth inning.
  • Ben Abeldt recorded his second save of the season and the fourth of his career.
  • Karson Bowen picked up his second multi-hit game of the season and the 26th of his career.
  • Payton Tolle recorded his third multi-RBI game of the year and the 26th of his career.
  • Anthony Silva posted his third multi-hit game of the season and the 23rd of his career.
  • Brody Green collected his second multi-hit game of the season and the third of his career.
  • Green notched his first multi-RBI game of the season and the second of his career.
  • Myers collected his first career hit in his first at-bat.
Next Up:
With the win, TCU improves to 4-0 on the season. TCU will continue its season-opening nine game homestand Friday night when nationally-ranked UCLA comes to town. The series-opener is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m.