TCU baseball wins in Lubbock, defeats Texas Tech 4-1


TCU snapped a four-game losing streak by defeating the Texas Tech Red Raiders 4-1.

Kevin Cron, who started at designated hitter in Lubbock Friday, reached base three times, adding a single, a walk and a hit-by-pitch to his season stats. With the single, Cron extended his hitting streak to 13 games.

Tech got on the board first after a leadoff single by Brett Bell, who then stole two bases and socred on a RBI single from Bryan Burleson. The run gave the Raiders a 1-0 lead in the first inning and the team's only run of the night.

TCU found its first run in the 3rd inning. After loading the bases, Texas Tech pitcher Corey Taylor walked a run in by issuing a base-on-balls to Cody Jones. TCU couldn't produce more runs, however, leaving the score 1-1 at the end of the inning.

In the fourth, Paul Hendrix set up a Derek Odell sacrifice fly as Hendrix tripled to center field. Odell's RBI put the Frogs up 2-1.

In the eighth, after a Kyle Bacak single, a sacrifice bunt and a balk, Boomer White singled to left field, scoring Bacak and giving the Frogs a 3-1 lead.

One more insurance run was scored by the Frogs in the ninth. Cron was hit by a pitch, then advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Dylan Fitzgerald. After Hendrix was intentionally walked, Travis Hennessey came in to pinch run. Both runners moved one base after a passed ball. Odell hit his second sacrifice RBI of the night, bringing in Hennessey to give the Frogs a 4-1 lead.

Riley Ferrell struck out three in 1.2 innings of no-hit baseball to finish off the Red Raiders.

TCU starter Preston Morrison finished his start after 5.2 innings, allowing nine hits and collecting one strikeout in his effort.

The Frogs improve to 10-15 on the season and 2-5 in conference play. TCU plays Texas Tech again tomorrow at 6:30.