team falls to UTA
TCU baseball team was blanked Tuesday afternoon by the
Texas-Arlington Mavericks 11-0 at Clay Gould Ballpark
in Arlington. The lose was TCUs fourth in a row.
The Frogs and the Mavericks were locked in a pitcher's
dual for much of the game. Clint Mokry retired the first
two batters he face, but the Mavericks strung together
three straight hits and scored the games first run.
Scott Williams drove a ball down the right field line,
plating Darrell Preston.
UTA pitcher Michael Gardner held the Frogs in check
for much of the game, as he allowed only one hit through
the first five innings, a double in the first inning
off the bat of first baseman Chad Huffman. After that
hit, Gardner retired the next 14 batters in a row, before
Ramon Moses broke the streak with a base hit to center
in the sixth.
The Mavericks picked up two more runs in the fourth.
After getting Kasey Baker to strike out, Ryan Nelson
singled up the middle, bringing up Paul Bruder. Bruder
fouled off six pitches from Mokry before turning on
an 0-2 pitch and driving it out of the park, giving
the Mavs a 3-0 lead after four innings.
The Frogs mounted a rally in the sixth inning. Ramon
Moses hit a one-out single to center, but was erased
by a fielder's choice off the bat of German Duran. Shelby
Ford walked, but neither runner made it home.
A bright note for the Frogs was a strong relief performance
from freshman Omar Arif, who retired three of the four
batters he faced, picking his first collegiate strikeout.
In his first start of the season, Mokry pitched five
innings, allowing three runs on eight hits, striking
out three and walking none. He stands at 0-2 on the
The Frogs, now 1-4 on the season, are off on Wednesday
before returning to the diamond on Thursday. The Frogs
will take part of the Southwest Diamond Classic hosted
by Dallas Baptist. The Frogs are scheduled to take on
the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Noon at LaGrave Field
in Fort Worth.
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