On a breezy evening at Lupton Stadium the No. 7 Horned Frogs beat the University of Texas – Arlington Mavericks 7-3 in an offensively dominated 21-hit ballgame. A few key defensive plays allowed TCU to seal the victory under the leadership of starting freshman pitcher Stefan Crichton and three Frogs’ relievers. Although the video evidence might disagree with the umpire’s call, senior reliever Trent Appleby was credited with an out in the top of the fifth when he picked off UTA left fielder Ryan Walker at first. Appleby would notch the win for TCU and junior reliever Erik Miller was credited with his third save of the season. TCU junior right fielder Brance Rivera received a brief roar from the 3,740 fans in attendance when he made a diving catch for the first out in the top of the seventh inning. In a non-controversial tag, Miller pitched out to TCU senior catcher Jimmie Pharr who threw out UTA pinch hitter Cody Dyvig at first to conclude the top of the eigth. In the end, it was heads-up base running and 10 TCU hits that overwhelmed UTA’s carousel of six pitchers. Mavs’ starting pitcher Chase Weaver recorded the loss, giving up two run on three hits in two innings of work.
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