TCU: 18 UT Rio Grande Valley: 2

An 11-run second inning helped TCU overcome an early deficit in an 18-2 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley in seven innings.

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FORT WORTH – An 11-run second inning helped TCU overcome an early deficit in an 18-2 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley in seven innings. The Horned Frogs blasted three home runs in notching their fifth straight victory.

The Rundown
After falling behind 2-0 on a two-out rally from UTRGV in the top of the first, the Frog bats came to life in the bottom of the second. TCU sent 15 men to the plate and 11 scored to open up an 11-2 lead.

Back-to-back bases-loaded walks to Mason Hesse and Zach Humphreys tied the game at two. Austen Wade grounded out to put the Frogs on top. A two-run double from Cam Warner gave the Frogs some breathing room. 

RBIs from Evan Skoug and Nolan Brown pushed the lead to five, 7-2. Hesse put the exclamation point on the inning with a grand slam to left.

TCU tacked on another run in the third on an RBI double from Josh Watson. Humphreys and Skoug each launched two run home runs in the fourth to make it a 16-2 ballgame. Watson capped the Frogs’ scoring barrage with a two-run double in the sixth.

On the mound, Austin Boyles (1-0) picked up his first career win in relief of Dalton Horton. He allowed just one hit and struck out six in 3 2/3 innings. Dalton Brownfanned two in a perfect sixth and Ryan Burnett struck out one in the seventh.

Stat of the Game
11 –
 TCU scored 11 runs in the second inning. That is the most runs scored in an inning in the Jim Schlossnagle era.

Notes:
• TCU scored double-digit runs for the sixth time this season.
• TCU has homered in 14 games this season.
• TCU has tallied multiple runs in an inning 36 times this season.
• TCU tallied double-digit hits for the ninth time this season.
• Mason Hesse hit his first career home run, a grand slam, in the second inning.
• Hesse collected his second multi-RBI game of the season and the sixth of his career.
• Austen Wade has reached base safely in 13 straight games.
• Wade collected his fifth multi-hit game of the season and the 24th of his career.
• Evan Skoug has reached base safely in eight straight games.
• Skoug hit his fourth home run of the season and the 22nd of his career.
• Skoug has an RBI in seven straight games.
• Cam Warner pushed his hitting streak to eight games.
• Warner tallied his sixth multi-RBI game of the season and the 16th of his career.
• Elliott Barzilli tallied his sixth multi-hit game of the season and the 48th of his career.
• Zach Humphreys hit his first career home run.
• Humphreys registered his third multi-RBI game of the season and his second multi-hit game.
• Josh Watson posted his sixth multi-hit game of the season and the 23rd of his career.

Next Up:
TCU improves to 19-5 overall with the victory. TCU will hit the road for four games starting with a three game series at Kansas State. Friday’s first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m. Fans can catch the entire series on ESPN3. 


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