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TCU scores four runs in the top of the ninth to secure 9th win in past 10 games

TCU's Michael Landestoy hits a double in the third inning of a baseball game against West Virginia in an NCAA college baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas.
TCU's Michael Landestoy hits a double in the third inning of a baseball game against West Virginia in an NCAA college baseball game Saturday, May 12, 2018, in Fort Worth, Texas. Special to the Star-Telegram

TCU continues to play great baseball.

But coach Jim Schlossnagle's bunch decided to make things interesting when they visited Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night.

The Lumberjacks entered the game with just 17 wins in 49 games. The team also occupied second-to-last place in the Southland Conference with a league record of 9-18.

Still, this was a weekday game on the road that had the two teams locked at four runs apiece through eight innings.

Luckily for TCU's postseason hopes though, the Horned Frogs' bats came alive to the tune of four runs, as this team secured its ninth victory in its past ten games.

THREE UP

1. Michael Landestoy delivers

The senior picked up the slack in a big way Tuesday night. He hit a home run and knocked in four of the team's eight runs, including two in the ninth that put away the game.

2. Trey Morris answers the call

Before Tuesday night, the right-handed reliever had only appeared in nine games all season, posting a 0.96 ERA and a 1-0 record. Against the Lumberjacks, Morris tossed four innings and surrendered just one run off three hits.

3. The scoring continues

In the nine games since the start of May, TCU has averaged five runs per game. They're 8-1 in those games.

THREE DOWN

1. Using up arms

Russell Smith got into trouble early and didn't come back out for the second inning. The Frogs used four relievers to pitch seven innings. Not great for a Frogs team looking toward a crucial regular-season ending series against Texas in Austin this weekend.

2. Inconsistency at the plate

The Frogs managed to pile up eight runs despite only recording seven hits in the game. Sometimes the bats just don't show up, but hitting .208 against an inferior opponent is not a recipe for success.

3. Strikeouts galore

Ten strikeouts in 34 at-bats? The offense may be putting up runs in bunches, but that's a still big number.

Beer started flowing at TCU's Lupton Stadium Wednesday night during a game against Dallas Baptist. Among the beer available on tap: Bud Light, Miller Light, Michelob Ultra, Coors Light and multiple craft beer options.

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