Doug Beck was 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored in Sunday's second game against TCU.
Feb. 13, 2005
FORT WORTH, Texas -- The TCU Horned Frogs blew open a tight game late in the contest and rolled to a 14-7 victory over Utah in game two of a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium. The Utes dropped to 0-6 after being swept in the three-game series, while TCU improved to 3-0.
TCU pushed single runs across the plate in the third and fourth innings against Utah starting pitcher Matt Crockett. The Horned Frogs lit the scoreboard in the third inning on a Stuart Musslewhite solo home run. They added their second run on a sacrifice fly to go on top 2-0.
Utah fought back to tie the game at 2-2 in the top of the fifth. Jay Brossman delivered an RBI single to make it 2-1. The Utes had the bases loaded with nobody out when Trevor Eastman grounded into a double play. Ryan Khoury scored on the play to tie the game at 2-2. But the twin killing kept Utah from scoring any more runs in the inning.
TCU regained the lead, 3-2, in the bottom of the fifth. Bo Cogbill doubled to lead off the inning and came around on Musslewhite's RBI groundout. The flood gates opened for the Horned Frogs in the sixth. TCU tallied six runs off Utah relievers Bryce Freed and Brandon Bailey on three hits, two errors, two hit batsmen and two walks. The six-run inning gave TCU a 9-2 advantage.
Utah got an RBI single from Beck in the seventh to make it 9-3. But TCU scored five more in the bottom of the inning, including a two-run home run from Huffman. That gave the Frogs a 14-3 lead.
Utah scored four in the top of the eighth inning. Beck delivered a two-run double, while another run scored on an Eastman groundout. But it was too little too late. The game was called after the top of the eighth, as the coaches had agreed not to start an inning after 5:15 p.m., in order for Utah to make its return flight to Salt Lake City.
Beck led Utah at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three RBIs and a run scored. Musslewhite, Matt Carpenter, Huffman, and Keith Conlon all had a pair of RBIs for TCU.
Utah is back in action again next weekend, traveling to Los Angeles for a three-game series with UCLA.