FORT WORTH — No. 10 TCU scored a run in all but one inning en route to a 20-0 win over Texas Southern Tuesday night at. Lupton Stadium. Phillip Sikes highlight the contest with three hits including an inside-the-park grand slam. He finished the contest with a career-high five RBIs.
TCU opened the scoring in the second, putting up five runs and never looking back. Kurtis Byrne opened the frame with a double and scored the first run of the game on a Brayden Taylor triple. Hunter Wolfe came up with a big two out, two run single to extend the lead to 5-0.
The Horned Frogs added two runs in the third and four in the fourth to make it an 11-0 ballgame. Luke Boyers had run-scoring base hits in each of the frames and a Conner Shepherd two-run triple highlighted the fourth.
With the bases full of Frogs in the fifth, Phillip Sikes lined a ball down the right field line for an inside-the-park grand slam. A Porter Brown double drove home Boyers for a 16-0 lead after five.
TCU scored single runs in the sixth and seventh and two more in the ninth to cap the games scoring.
On the mound, the Frogs saw the debut of four pitchers. Cam Brown (1-0) got the start and tossed four shutout innings. He allowed just two hits, walked one and struck out four. Jacob Meador pitched two innings, striking out five and walking three. Storm Hierholzer, River Ridings and Jacob Speaker each faced the minimum in their lone innings of work.
Stat of the Game:
357 – TCU last played a game at Lupton Stadium on March 3, 2020. It was 357 days between home games.
- TCU scored 20 runs in a game for the first time since defeating Kansas State 21-7 on May 4, 2014.
- TCU tallied a season-high 17 hits in the game.
- TCU played flawless defense for the second time this season.
- The TCU pitching staff recorded double-digit strikeouts for the fourth time this season.
- Cam Brown made his collegiate debut, earning the start on Tuesday.
- Jacob Meador fanned a career-high five batters
- Storm Hierholzer made his collegiate debut in the seventh inning.
- River Ridings made his first collegiate appearance on the mound in the eighth inning.
- Jacob Speaker made his collegiate debut on the mound in the ninth.
- Cruz Shope and Mason Speaker each collected their first career hits.
- Porter Brown collected his first multi-RBI game of the year and the third of his career.
- Hunter Wolfe tallied his first multi-RBI game of the season and the 12thof his career.
- Phillip Sikes hit his first home run in a TCU uniform, it was an inside the park home run. It was his second career home run.
- Sikes registered his first multi-hit game of the season and the third of his career.
- Sike recorded his first multi-RBI game of the year and the second of his career.
- Luke Boyers tallied his second multi-hit game of the season.
- Boyers registered his first career multi-RBI game.
- Brayden Taylor posted his first career multi-hit game.
- Conner Shepherd picked up his first multi-hit game of the year and the 31stof his career.
- Shepherd tallied his first multi-RBI game of the year and the 15thof his career.
- Boyers, Tommy Sacco, Wolfe and Wood have reached safely in all four games.
- Gene Wood has reached safely in 10 straight games dating back to last season.
- Sacco has reached safely in 17 straight games dating back to last season.
TCU (2-2) returns to Lupton Stadium Friday night to begin a three game series against Liberty. Game 1 is set to begin at 6:30 p.m. All three games will be streamed on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
From TCU Horned Frogs Communications staff reports