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TCU vs ACU Baseball Game Postponed; Frogs Lead 2-0

TCU started strong on the road, but will have to wait a few weeks to finish this one.

The Frogs will have to wait to settle up with Abilene Christian
Melissa Triebwasser

The Frogs finally got out to an early lead tonight. That’s been a rare occurrence this year, but it was an encouraging sign on the road where this team has often failed to impress. Over 4 23 innings they managed five hits and their first home run since the Shriner’s College Classic. Dalton Horton and Trey Morris combined for a shutout over four innings, allowing just three hits and two walks.

It might actually prove to be a good thing that the game was cut short, because Nick Skeffington was putting together a solid start for the Wildcats. He gave up just two runs through 4 23 innings while walking one batter and striking out three. He went almost six innings in his last start, and he was at 80 pitches when the game was postponed.

TCU scored a run in each of the first two innings, starting with a one out double from Cam Warner in the first and then stole third base to allow Skoug to score him on an RBI fly out. Baker reached base to keep the inning going but was left stranded on a groundout by Watson to end the inning. Barzilli made it 2-0 Frogs with a solo homer in the second.

Horton threw 41 pitches over 2 23 innings with two strikeouts. He was pulled after giving up a couple of singles in the third. Morris came in to throw 28 pitches over the next 1 13 innings. He likely could have gone longer as well.

In the top of the fifth inning Austin Wade singled to lead off and stole second after Cam Warner struck out. Skoug grounded out to move him over to third with two outs and that’s when they game was put on hold. After a lengthy lightning delay the decision was made to postpone the game.

The remainder of tonight’s contest will be played on may 2nd when the Wildcats will be in Fort Worth for their leg of the home and home series. Although the game time has not been announced, the game will probably be played just prior to the 6:30 start time of the originally scheduled May 2nd game between TCU and ASU.