The heart of TCU's lineup came up big in the ninth inning, helping the Frogs get to 13-3 on the season.
In the ninth, Skoug opened with a base hit and moved to second on another walk to Baker. Trying to turn a double play, the relay throw back to first got away, allowing Skoug to score. With the infield in, Barzilli hit a shot at the shortstop, but his throw was too late and Josh Watson slid in safely with the insurance run.
The eighth inning set things up for the comeback in the ninth.
With one out in the eighth, Evan Skoug and Luken Baker drew back-to-back walks to bring the tying run to the plate. Elliott Barzilli ripped a double into left to start the comeback. After an RBI-groundout from Ryan Merrill pulled the Frogs within one, Dane Steinhagen battled through a nine-pitch at-bat with a single through the left side, tying the game at four.
The cornerback battle is going to be one to watch, as five guys try to win the starting job opposite Ranthony Texada.
Coach Gary Patterson responded to that loss by moving James, a speedy sophomore receiver, over to defense. He and Gladney are showing promise this spring due to their athleticism and intelligence.
Hopefully he gets another chance in the league.
The shorter Kerley would be more of No. 3 slot receiver and had a down 2015 season with 16 receptions for 152 yards. But there would be a sense of familiarity in that the 5-foot-9, 188-pound receiver played his first four pro seasons under Ryan. The Jets released Kerley last week to save $1.3 million under the salary cap --- he was used sparingly in offensive coordinator's Chan Gailey's offense.