Frogs Season Comes To An End, Fall To ORU 10-1
June 5, 2004
Austin, Texas - The 2004 baseball season came to a close for the TCU Horned Frogs as the Oral Roberts Golden Eagles shut down the Frogs offense in an elimination game on Saturday night. Ramon Moses picked up two of the Frogs three hits in his final game in a Frog uniform. Clayton Jerome pitched six innings in his final start, giving up four runs, three earned. The Frogs wrap up their season with a 39-26 record.
Oral Roberts jumped out to an early 2-0 lead after the second inning. They picked up a run on two hits in the first inning on an RBI groundout by Matt VanDerBosch. A sacrifice fly by Nathan Griffin made it 2-0.
Clayton Jerome battled and kept the Frogs in the game, but they could never get the offense going. At one point, Golden Eagle starter Taylor McIntyre retired 11 straight before walking Kyle Dahlberg. Dahlberg was erased as D.J. Pokluda ground into an-inning ending double play.
The Golden Eagles stretched their lead in the sixth inning on a solo home run by Ricky Rivera. Another run would cross the plate on an error to make it a 4-0 game.
The Frogs scratched across a run in the bottom of the sixth inning. J.J. Estrada drew a lead-off walk and Moses hit a chopper over the third baseman's head. A deep fly-out off the bat of Bo Cogbill advanced both runners. A Chad Huffman groundout plated Estrada with the Frogs first run of the game. But once again the Frogs offense stalled out and they were unable to get any more runs.
The Eagles put the game out of reach in the next two innings as they scored six runs, two in the seventh and four in the eighth to take a commanding 10-1 lead.
TCU was unable to put together a late inning rally as they fell in the 2004 NCAA Austin Regional. TCU finishes the season 39-25.