Sunday, February 20, 2011

Frogs drop Game 3 in 14 innings

Today was just one of those days for the Frogs, as they dropped Game 3 of their season-opening series, 4-3 in a 14-inning marathon.

It wasn't that they didn't have good pitching: starter Steven Maxwell pitched 6 fairly good innings, and relievers Trent Appleby and Erik Miller kept the Jayhawk hitters at bay (for the most part) as the game stretched on. And it wasn't as though there was no offense: the Frogs out-hit Kansas 11 to 9 and also walked 6 times.

What killed TCU today was the lack of timely hitting. They left an astonishing 18 runners on base, which is the stat to circle on the box score. Give Kansas credit, though, especially Colton Murray with 7 strong innings of relief and Zac Elgie, whose two-out, two-run double on an 0-2 count in the top of the 14th ended up being the game-winner.