Steven Branscombe, USA Today Sports

Long Beach State: 7 TCU - 0

TCU has dropped three out of their last four games, after losing to Long Beach State on Tuesday.

TCU Media Relations: 

LONG BEACH, Calif.  –  Long Beach State used two big innings to hand No. 3 TCU a 7-0 loss in its final game of the California road trip.

 

The Rundown

TCU’s best chance to get on the board came in the first. Austen Wade worked a lead-off walk and Luken Baker a walk with two outs. Josh Watson gave it a ride, but to the deepest part of the ballpark where it was tracked down by the center fielder.

 

The Frogs had a base runner in six of the next eight innings, but couldn’t extend the frame beyond four batters.

 

Long Beach State capitalized on its first real opportunity of the game in the fifth inning. Luke Rasmussen singled to open the frame and scored on a triple by Lucas Tancas. A ground out, followed by a solo home run from Ramsey Romano made it a 3-0 game.

 

A bases-loaded error in the eighth put the game out of reach as the Dirtbags ultimately pushed across four runs in the frame.

 

Brian Howard started for the Frogs and pitched a perfect first inning. Dalton Horton (0-1) took the loss after allowing three runs on five hits in four innings of work. Sean Wymer pitched two scoreless frames with two strikeouts. 

 

Stat of the Game

11 – Josh Watson extended his career-long hitting streak to 11 games with a sixth-inning single.

 

Notes:

• TCU was last shutout in a game on April 22, 2016 at Oklahoma State.

• TCU registered double-digit strikeouts for the ninth time this season.

• Josh Watson extended his hitting streak to 11 games.

• Watson tallied his fourth multi-hit game of the year and the 21st of his career.

• Ryan Merrill tallied his fourth stolen base of the season.

 

Next Up:

TCU drops to 12-4 on the year. The Horned Frogs will open Big 12 Conference play Friday night when it welcomes Kansas to Fort Worth for a three game series. First pitch on Friday is set for 6:30 p.m.


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