TCU Holds Off No. 22 Texas Tech 2-1 In First Game Of Doubleheader|
Feb. 22, 2003
FORT WORTH, Texas - TCU's Clayton Jerome held No. 22 Texas Tech to a season-low four hits and struckout five as the Horned Frogs defeated the Red Raiders 2-1 in a seven-inning affair on Saturday afternoon at Lupton Stadium.
The loss ended a 10-game win streak by Texas Tech over TCU that dated back to a 5-4 win over TCU on Feb. 2, 2001 in the Astros College Classic.
Texas Tech seemed to be cranking up offensively in the top of the third inning as the Red Raiders put runners at first and second with no outs. Sophomore Madison Edwards, who grounded out on the first pitch of the game, flew out to left in the first pitch of his second at-bat to give Tech its first out of the inning. Scooter Jordan would be retired on an infield groundout and Cody Fuller was unable to plate any runners as he struckout looking to end the inning.
In the bottom of the third, TCU's Justin Hatcher drew a leadoff walk from Tech starter Steve Gooch and was moved to third on the Horned Frogs first hit of the game by Shaff Elkouri. TCU took a 1-0 lead on a double-play groundout by Ramon Moses.
The Horned Frogs padded their lead to 2-0 in the bottom of the fourth when third baseman Mike Settle singled down the right field line plating Jake Duncan.
Texas Tech finally got on the board in the top of the fifth when junior second baseman Josh Haney connected on his third home run of the season, a solo shot over the right-center field fence. Tech took put runners on first and second on a couple of TCU defensive errors but was unable to tie the score.
Junior Steve Gooch (2-1) suffered the loss for Texas Tech despite pitching a complete game with just four hits allowed. Clayton Jerome (1-0) earned win for TCU.
Texas Tech and TCU will play again this afternoon to make up for Friday's rainout. The second game will follow approximately 30 minutes following the conclusion of game one.