Baylor hands TCU 7-3 loss to stave off sweep

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By Brandie Davidson

WACO, Texas — Early runs helped Baylor avoid the series sweep as it handed TCU a 7-3 loss Sunday afternoon at Baylor Ballpark. The setback snaps TCU’s six game winning streak. Brayden Taylor and David Bishop homered for the Horned Frogs.

Baylor built a 4-0 lead over the first five innings. The first three runs came courtesy of a trio of two-out hits. A lead-off double in the fifth turned into another Baylor run as two wild pitches allowed the run to score for a 4-0 lead.

TCU finally got on the board in the seventh. Luke Boyers led off the inning with a double and moved to third on a wild pitch. Owen Blackledge hit a sacrifice fly to make it a 4-1 ballgame. But Baylor struck for two in the bottom of the inning to open up a 6-1 lead.

Brayden Taylor and David Bishop hit back-to-back home runs to open the eighth, pulling the Frogs back within three, 6-3. Baylor got one of the runs back in the bottom of the frame to account for the final score.

Cam Brown (2-2) took the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits in five innings of work. He fanned five and walked just one.

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Stat of the Game:                                                                                                 

2 – Brayden Taylor and David Bishop hit back-to-back home runs for the second time this season.

 

Notes:

  • TCU homered in a game for the ninth time this season.
  • TCU hit multiple home runs in a game for the fourth time this year.
  • TCU was outhit by its opponent for the eighth time this season.
  • The TCU pitching staff registered double-digit strikeouts (10) for the 11thtime this season.
  • Elijah Nunez has reached safely in 14 straight games.
  • Luke Boyers, Tommy Sacco and Brayden Taylor have reached safely in nine games.
  • Brayden Taylor hit his third home run of the season and the 15thof his career.
  • David Bishop has reached safely in all 19 games.
  • Bishop hit his fourth career home run.
  • Owen Blackledge notched his first career RBI.
  • Boyers posted his eighth multi-hit game of the year and the 19thof his career.
  • Boyers collected his second outfield assist of the year and the third of his career.

Next Up:

With the loss, TCU falls to 14-5 on the season and 2-1 in Big 12 play. TCU will wrap up a four game road trip Tuesday night at Abilene Christian. First pitch is slated for 6:05 p.m. and will be televised on ESPN+.