No. 25 Texas Tech Falls 9-0 at No. 24 TCU|
No. 25 Texas Tech will face No. 24 TCU in game two of the three-game series on Saturday at 4 p.m.
March 22, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - No. 25 Texas Tech gave up seven runs in the middle three innings while being held scoreless during a 9-0 shutout at No. 24 TCU on Friday night in front of 4,242 fans at Lupton Stadium.
The Red Raiders (17-7, 1-3 Big 12) had four players with one hit each while the Horned Frogs (13-8, 1-0 Big 12) were led by junior left-handed pitcher Brandon Finnegan who improved to 4-2 on the season.
Finnegan held the Red Raiders in check all evening while finishing with seven shutout innings allowing just three hits with two walks and 10 strikeouts. Finnegan closed his sixth start of the season striking out three Red Raiders in the seventh inning.
Texas Tech starting pitcher Dominic Moreno (1-4) allowed more than one run in a start for the first time this season while giving up five runs on six hits in 3.2 innings with three strikeouts and five walks allowed.
The Red Raiders received their first base hit in the third inning as junior catcher Hunter Redman singled to left field. Redman was the only Red Raider to reach scoring position as he also reached base in the sixth inning on a walk.
TCU scored its first run of the game in the third on an RBI double to left field by designated hitter Kevin Cron. That run marked the first of four consecutive frames where TCU would score at least one run.
The Horned Frogs plated four runs in the fourth, two unearned runs in the fifth and single runs in the sixth and seventh innings.
TCU was led by four players who finished with multiple hits, including Cron who went 2-for-5 with two RBI.
The Red Raiders and Frogs will continue their Big 12 Conference series with game two scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 21 at Lupton Stadium at 4 p.m.