TCU baseball completes sweep of Wichita State


    The Horned Frogs didn’t need much offensive help with the wayAlex Young was pitching Sunday afternoon.

    Instead, TCU (21-4, 4-2) scored 11 runs to complete the sweep ofWichita State (11-16, 3-0) in a 11-2 victory at Lupton Stadium.

    Young (5-1) hurled seven scoreless innings and retired 21 of the 23 batters he faced, giving up two hits and striking out nine.

    The left-handed junior was perfect through 5 1-3 innings until Bob Arens hit a two-out double for the Shockers.

    Young said his command and mix of pitches brought him success on Sunday.

    “I felt like [Wichita State] was sitting fastball and I was able to throw in my breaking ball at any time or my changeup,” Young said. “So just being able to be consistent and hit that outside spot really helped.”

    Head coach Jim Schlossnagle said this was one of Young’s best games on the mound.

    ”I thought he was really good,” Schlossnagle said. “And that is how he looked against UCLA. Those are the two best games he’s pitched.”

    Evan Skoug led the offensive production for the Horned Frogs.

    The freshman catcher from Illinois was 2-for-2 with two doubles, two walks, two RBI’s and three runs scored.

    TCU broke open the game in the bottom of the seventh. The Frogs scored seven runs in the inning capped off by a two-run single from Jeremie Fagnan.

    Fagnan finished 2-for-3 with two RBI’s, a walk and a run scored.

    Connor WanhanenDane SteinhagenNolan Brown, and Keaton Jones also had RBIs in the seven-run inning.

    Brown would finish with two singles, two RBIs, a walk and a run scored, extending his on-base streak to 18 games.

    Wichita State didn’t get much from starting pitcher Sam Tewes (1-2).

    The sophomore left the game with shoulder inflammation after giving up an RBI single to Brown in the second inning.

    In relief, Wichita State pitchers Chase Williams and Ray Ashfordcombined for five hits, five walks and seven earned runs.

    The Shockers were held scoreless on offense until Brian Howard gave up a one-out, two-RBI single to pinch-hitter Tanner Dearmanin the top of the eighth inning.

    Wichita State head coach Todd Butler was unavailable for comments.

    TCU is now undefeated against Wichita State in the their last six meetings.

    The Frogs swept the Shockers in a three-game series in 2009.