HORNED FROGS USE LONG BALL IN 11-2 VICTORY OVER UTA
April 5, 2005
ARLINGTON, Texas - TCU used the long ball on Tuesday evening as the Horned Frogs hit four home runs in pounding Texas-Arlington 11-2 at Clay Gould Ballpark. The loss put an end to UTA's five-game home winning streak against the Frogs dating back to 2001.
The Horned Frogs (19-10) got rolling in the second inning as Austin Adams ripped a double inside the bag at third and Matt Carpenter singled to right field. Keith Conlon drove everyone in as he hit a ball deep to left field that got caught in the strong wind and carried over the left field wall for a three-run shot. With two outs, Shelby Ford singled to right field and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Chad Huffman plated the fourth run of the inning with a shot back through the box, but was thrown out at second trying to advance.
The Frogs pushed their lead back to four runs in the third inning as Adams hit his third home run of the season to left field.
The offensive onslot continued for TCU in the fourth and fifth as Ford and Huffman hit back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners with one out. Huffman broke for second and ended up at third on a fielding error by UTA allowing one run to score. Walker got in on the home run parade as he deposited the Frogs third long ball of the game over the left field wall. The fifth inning saw Ford plate another run with a double down the left field line and scored on Huffman's two-run blast to left.
Dillon Gee (3-3) took the loss as he allowed four runs on five hits with two strikeouts in two innings of work. Zach Ashwood (1-0) picked up the win in relief as he threw two shutout innings allowing three hits and fanning three.
Warrick was the only Mav to collect two hits as he went 2-for-3.
The Mavs return to action on April 8 as they open up a three-game Southland Conference series against Texas State. First pitch is set for 7 p.m. at Clay Gould Ballpark.