FORT WORTH — TCU’s late inning rally came up short in 12-8 loss to UTSA Wednesday night at Lupton Stadium. Brayden Taylor hit his fourth home run of the season as part of a three hit game.
After falling behind 1-0 in the top of the first, TCU took its only lead of the game with two runs in the bottom of the frame. David Bishop tripled home a run to tie the game and scored on a Gray Rodgers base hit.
UTSA scored three runs in each of the next two innings to open up a 7-2 advantage. The Frogs picked up a two out run on a Logan Maxwell base hit in the fourth to pull within four, 7-3, but the Roadrunners responded with three in the next half inning to extend their lead to seven.
In the sixth, TCU picked up two runs on a Bobby Goodloe double and a Maxwell ground out. Again, UTSA had an answer with unearned runs in the seventh and eighth to restore the seven run lead.
The Frogs scored three times in the eight, highlighted by a Brayden Taylor two run home run, to account for the final score.
Connor Oliver (0-1) made his first start of the season and allowed four runs (two earned) on three hits in 1 1/3 innings.
Stat of the Game:
4 – TCU committed a season-high four errors that led to four unearned runs.
- TCU scored first inning runs for the 14thtime this season.
- TCU allowed double-digit runs for just the second time this season.
- TCU homered in a game for the 12thtime this season.
- TCU issued a season-high 11 walks.
- Elijah Nunez has reached safely in 20 straight games.
- Luke Boyers has reached safely in 15 straight games.
- David Bishop has reached safely in all 25 games.
- Bishop tallied his 10thcareer multi-hit game.
- Brayden Taylor hit his fourth home run of the season and the 16thof his career.
- Taylor collected his ninth multi-hit game of the year and the 32ndof his career.
- Taylor posted his sixth multi-RBI game of the season and the 20thof his career.
- Bobby Goodloe tallied his second multi-hit game of the season and the eighth of his career.
- Goodloe notched his first multi-RBI game of the year and the fifth of his career.
- Logan Maxwell posted his fourth career multi-RBI game.
With the loss, TCU falls to 18-7 on the season. TCU returns to conference play Friday night when it hosts West Virginia. First pitch for the series opener is set for 6 p.m. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.