Disappointing performance. We may be closer to an average team than a good team.
TCU put a new pitcher in to start the top of the 9th, he strikes out two, then they change pitchers. After that, the Coogs load the bases and TCU has to change pitchers two more times before Davis almost hits a grand slam that would have tied the game.
Even the guys calling the games on AT&T Sportnet commented on how odd it was for them to pull the pitcher who started the inning with two K’s.
• Triolo finished 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and one run scored. The homer was his first of the season.
• Fuentes III, who entered in the eighth inning, collected his first extra-base hit of the season with a double as part of a 1-for-2 showing.
• Junior shortstop Kobe Hyland (1-for-4) and Way (1-for-2) each collected one hit, respectively. Way took over catching duties in the sixth inning.
• Bielamowicz (0-1) took the loss, surrendering six runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts across three and one-third innings in the start.
• Senior right-handed pitcher Nolan Bond gave up two runs on three hits in three innings of relief. He finished with no walks and two strikeouts.
• Relievers Tristen Bayless and Ron Brown each pitch in the seventh. Bayless, gave up one run on two walks without recording an out, while Brown issued one hit and one walk across one-third of an inning.
• Junior southpaw Brayson Hurdsman tossed the final inning and one-third, letting in one run on one hit. He recorded one walk and one strikeout.
Long way to go…all that matters is getting to The Dance. There are no excuses left for Coog Baseball not being a perennial Top 25 program
Seems like we have a history of getting off to slow starts the last few seasons…hopefully we can get together by April and possibly host a regional!