Andrew Wilding pitched four solid innings against TCU on Friday evening.
April 30, 2010
SALT LAKE CITY - C.J. Cron went 3-for-4 with five RBI to lead the Utah baseball team as the Utes fell to No. 11 TCU, 11-6.
TCU got after Utah starter Jordan Whatcott early, scoring three runs on four hits in the first inning. Utah put a run on the board in the bottom of the inning on Cron's RBI single to left field after Nick Kuroczko walked then stole second, to put the score at 3-1.
Bryan Holaday's two-run home run in the second inning combined with a sacrifice fly in the third from Jerome Pena increased the TCU lead to 6-1 before Cron hit a three-run home run over the left field fence to cut that lead to 6-4. Rick Cornu reached base when he was hit by a pitch and Kuroczko walked to reach base before Cron's home run.
TCU hit three home runs in the fourth and fifth innings to pull ahead, 11-4. Holaday hit his second home run of the game in the fourth, a two-run shot, while Jerome Pena and Jantzen Witte also had hits over the fence.
Utah continued to battle, scoring a run in the seventh inning on another RBI hit from Cron with Tyler Yagi in scoring position before adding run in the eighth on back-to-back doubles from Gavin Green and Cooper Blanc, putting the score at 11-6.
Whatcott went four innings, earning the loss. He goes to 4-6 on the season. He struck out three. Andrew Wilding pitched four innings and had three strikeouts. He gave up just three hits. Tyler Andersen pitched the final inning and stuck out one.
TCU and Utah continue the three-game series on Saturday, May 1, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Lindquist Field in Ogden. The game will be televised live on CBS College Sports.