TCU: 5 UTA: 4

No. 3 TCU won their ninth game in a row, beating UT-Arlington 5-4 on Tuesday night.

ARLINGTON, Texas – Josh Watson drove in three runs and TCU held on for its ninth win in a row, topping UT Arlington 5-4 on Tuesday night.

 The Rundown

TCU took advantage of a trio of walks in the first inning to open up an early lead. Watson put the Frogs on top with a one-out sacrifice fly.

A trio of unearned runs in the fifth helped TCU extend its lead to 4-0. With two on and nobody out, Cam Warner lined a base hit up the middle to drive in Zach Humphreys. A two-out, two-run double from Watson doubled the TCU lead.

UTA got on the board with a solo home run in the sixth, but the Frogs answered back in the top of the seventh. Warner doubled with one out and scored on a two-out double from Luken Baker to restore the four-run lead, 5-1.

The Mavericks climbed back into the game with a solo home run in the eighth and two runs in the ninth, but a running miscue on a ball in the dirt ended the game as Durbin Feltman preserved his eighth save of the season. 

Mitchell Traver (1-0) made his return to the mound. In two innings of work, the right-hander allowed two hits and struck out four. Haylen Green tossed 2 2/3 innings of shutout baseball in relief. Trey Morris and Sean Wymer also saw action on the mound.

Stat of the Game

3 –  Josh Watson drove in three runs in the game with a sacrifice fly and a two-run double in the fifth.

Notes:

• TCU has tallied multiple runs in an inning 41 times this season.

• TCU recorded double-digit strikeouts for the 14th time this season.

• Cam Warner pushed his hitting streak to 12 games.

• Warner posted his eighth multi-hit game and the 31st of his career.

• Austen Wade has reached base safely in 16 straight games.

• Wade stretched his hitting streak to eight games.

• Evan Skoug and Cam Warner have reached base safely in 12 straight games.

• Josh Watson notched his fourth multi-RBI game of the season and the 18th of his career.

• Elliott Barzilli pushed his hitting streak to six games.

• Luken Baker stretched his hitting streak to nine games.

• Durbin Feltman improved to 17-for-17 in save opportunities.

Next Up:

TCU improves to 23-5 overall with the win. TCU returns home this weekend to host Murray State in a three game series. Friday’s first pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.


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