#30 TCU Routes Tigers, 10-2
April 15, 2005
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -
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Thirtieth-ranked TCU got a three-run home run, by Matt McGuirk, and a two-run blast by Keith Conlon in a five-run third inning as the Horned Frogs breezed to a 10-2 win over Memphis Friday night in Conference USA action at Nat Buring Stadium. Horned Frogs starter Lance Broadway had a solid performance, posting eight strikeouts and holding Memphis to just one run in seven innings.
TCU got on the board in the second on a J.J. Estrada home run to left, and then posted the five-run third to put the contest out of reach.
Memphis used a pair of infield hits to score a run in the third. Cory Barton led the inning off with an infield single and moved to third on a two-out double that fell on the left field foul line by Chris Newsom. Chad House then drove in the Tigers lone earned run of the evening on a single in the hole between shortstop and third base.
McGuirk, who finished the night 3-for-5 with five RBI, put TCU up 8-1 with a two-run single in the sixth. The Frogs then put up a pair of unearned runs in the eight for a 10-1 advantage.
Memphis benefited from a TCU throwing error on a groundball by House. Newsom, who had walked the previous at-bat, was able to score all the way from first on the play to cap all scoring.
Newsom and House were the lone Memphis hitters to record multiple hits. Newsom went 3-for-5, while House was 2-for-3. Conlon registered a perfect 5-for-5 night with three RBI. He and McGuirk combined to go 8-for-10 with eight RBI and three runs scored. Stuart Musslewhite, a senior transfer from league member Houston, and Kyle Dahlberg also had two hits each.
Broadway picked up his eighth win of the year, while Daniel de Armas falls to 2-1 for Memphis after giving up eight runs on 10 hits in six innings of work.
Memphis and TCU will take to the field for game two on Saturday. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. at "The Nat".