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TCU Stuns Texas With Sweep

Updated: Saturday, April 19 2014, 10:36 PM CDT


Nathan Thornhill pitched 6 2/3 solid innings and No. 6/4 Texas outhit TCU, but the Longhorns were unable to turn their opportunities into runs as they fell to the Horned Frogs 3-1 Saturday afternoon at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.
 
Texas outhit TCU nine to seven, but the Longhorns left eight runners on base in the game. Brooks Marlow and Mark Payton both had two-hit days, with Payton extending his reached-base streak to 80 games which leads the nation.
 
The Longhorns (30-11, 9-6 Big 12) led 1-0 for the first six innings until TCU (26-13, 10-5 Big 12) went ahead with two runs in the seventh and padded its lead with another run in the ninth. Texas had been a perfect 24-0 when holding a lead after six innings prior to Saturday’s loss.
 
Still, Texas had a chance to tie or win it in the bottom of the ninth. The Longhorns loaded the bases with one out on a walk to Collin Shaw and singles by Zane Gurwitz and Kacy Clemens. But TCU closer Riley Ferrell got Andy McGuire to ground into a 4-6-3 double play to end the game. It marked the third straight day Ferrell picked up a save for TCU.
 
Thornhill was excellent through five innings, allowing just two hits and working 1-2-3 innings in the second, fourth and fifth. The senior came in having allowed just one run in his previous 30 1/3 innings, but after pitching six scoreless ran into trouble in the seventh.
 
With runners on first and second, TCU’s Dylan Fitzgerald hit a run-scoring double on a 1-2 count to tie it up. After Thornhill struck out Keaton Jones for the second out of the inning, Garrett Crain singled up the middle to give TCU a 2-1 lead.
 
Texas had opportunities to extend its lead prior to TCU taking the lead in the seventh. The Longhorns had two on with one out in the fourth but were unable to push a run across, and failed to score after getting the leadoff man on in the fifth and sixth innings.
 
In the eighth, Texas seemed in position to tie it up after Marlow led off with a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. But a groundout and strikeout gave TCU two outs, and a hard lineout from Tres Barrera ended the inning.
 
Thornhill (6-1), who matched a season high with six strikeouts, was saddled with his first loss of the season. TCU reliever Trey Teakell (2-0), who surrendered just one hit in 2 1/3 innings, picked up the win.
 
Texas returns to action on Tuesday when it plays host to UT Pan American at 6 p.m.
TCU Stuns Texas With Sweep


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September 16, 2014 07:09 GMT

AMERICAN LEAGUE Monday's Games

Baltimore 5, Toronto 2

Tampa Bay 1, N.Y. Yankees 0

Kansas City 4, Chicago White Sox 3

Houston 3, Cleveland 1

Detroit 8, Minnesota 6

L.A. Angels 8, Seattle 1

Tuesday's Games

Toronto (Hutchison 10-11) at Baltimore (U.Jimenez 4-9), 7:05 p.m.

N.Y. Yankees (Pineda 3-4) at Tampa Bay (Odorizzi 10-12), 7:10 p.m.

Chicago White Sox (Bassitt 0-1) at Kansas City (Hendriks 1-2), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 15-9) at Houston (Tropeano 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Detroit (Porcello 15-11) at Minnesota (Nolasco 5-11), 8:10 p.m.

Seattle (Elias 10-12) at L.A. Angels (Cor.Rasmus 3-1), 10:05 p.m.

Texas (Tepesch 4-10) at Oakland (Kazmir 14-8), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Monday's Games

Miami 6, N.Y. Mets 5

Washington 4, Atlanta 2

Chicago Cubs 1, Cincinnati 0

L.A. Dodgers 11, Colorado 3

Arizona 6, San Francisco 2

San Diego 1, Philadelphia 0

Tuesday's Games

Miami (Eovaldi 6-11) at N.Y. Mets (B.Colon 13-12), 7:10 p.m.

Washington (Roark 13-10) at Atlanta (Harang 11-10), 7:10 p.m.

Cincinnati (Cueto 18-8) at Chicago Cubs (Arrieta 8-5), 8:05 p.m.

Milwaukee (W.Peralta 16-10) at St. Louis (Lynn 15-9), 8:15 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Haren 13-10) at Colorado (Matzek 5-10), 8:40 p.m.

San Francisco (Peavy 5-4) at Arizona (Collmenter 10-7), 9:40 p.m.

Philadelphia (A.Burnett 8-16) at San Diego (Kennedy 10-13), 10:10 p.m.

INTERLEAGUE

Boston (Ranaudo 3-2) at Pittsburgh (Morton 5-12), 7:05 p.m.

NFL

Thursday's Game

Baltimore 26, Pittsburgh 6

Sunday's Games

Dallas 26, Tennessee 10

New England 30, Minnesota 7

Buffalo 29, Miami 10

Washington 41, Jacksonville 10

Arizona 25, N.Y. Giants 14

Cleveland 26, New Orleans 24

Cincinnati 24, Atlanta 10

Carolina 24, Detroit 7

San Diego 30, Seattle 21

St. Louis 19, Tampa Bay 17

Houston 30, Oakland 14

Denver 24, Kansas City 17

Green Bay 31, N.Y. Jets 24

Chicago 28, San Francisco 20

Monday's Game

Philadelphia 30, Indianapolis 27

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