Baseball Drops Decision To No. 18 Texas, 5-1
March 12, 2002
ROUND ROCK, Texas - TCU was unable to overcome a 5-0 deficit after three innings in dropping a 5-1 decision to No. 18 Texas Tuesday night at Dell Diamond in Round Rock. The setback was TCU's first in four games versus ranked opponents this season.
Texas (17-6) opened the scoring in the first inning, plating a run on two hits. Right fielder Dustin Majewski collected an RBI single to account for the Longhorn run.
UT doubled its lead in the second when catcher Curtis Thigpen executed a perfect suicide squeeze bunt after an errant throw advanced the runner to third base, plating an unearned run and giving the 'Horns a 2-0 advantage.
The Horned Frog deficit reached 5-0 in the third as the Longhorns plated three runs on four hits. The big hit came from UT third baseman Omar Quintanilla, who drove in a pair with a two-out, two-run double to the gap in right center field.
TCU (8-12) also had opportunities to score in the first three frames, collecting four hits in the first two innings, but stranded all four runners on base before going down in order in the third.
Right fielder Jake Duncan (Marshall, Texas/Marshall/U. of Texas) put the Frogs on the board in the seventh with a line-drive home run to right. The solo shot was Duncan's team-high-tying fourth homer of the year and second versus his former teammates from UT.
Despite holding the Longhorns to just two hits over the last five innings, the Horned Frogs were not able to muster more than just the one run the rest of the way. Overall, the Frogs left nine men on base, compared to just four by UT.
TCU returns home for the first time in eight games to open its inaugural Conference USA campaign Friday afternoon versus Southern Miss. Game time has been changed from 2:35 p.m. to 2:05 p.m. at TCU Diamond.