Air Force Drops Series Opener At TCU, 5-1
April 4, 2008
FORT WORTH, Texas - Tyler Lockwood pitched a complete-game six-hitter to lead TCU to a 5-1 win over Air Force in Mountain West Conference baseball action Friday night at Lupton Stadium. The Falcons drop to 10-17, 0-6 with the loss, while the Horned Frogs improved to 17-12, 3-4.
Air Force got its lone run from senior Chay Derbigny, who hit a solo home run in the fourth inning. Derbigny also increased his conference-leading stolen base total to 17 with a swiped base in the game. Jason Griggs made the most of his first start of the season at third base, going 2-for-3.
Lockwood improved to 3-0 on the season as he struck out eight and did not allow a walk. Air Force starter Colin Shepherd (1-2) took the loss, allowing three runs off six hits in two innings of work. Alex Truesdale did a solid job in relief of Shepherd, pitching the remaining six innings and holding the Frogs to two runs while striking out two.
TCU had 14 hits in the ballgame. Clint Arnold and Steve Ellington led the Frogs with three hits apiece.
TCU took an early 3-0 lead with one run in the first and two in the second. After Derbigny made it a 3-1 game with his blast in the fourth, the Horned Frogs scored runs in the sixth and eighth innings to pad their lead.
Air Force and TCU play game two of the series tomorrow, Saturday, April 5, back at Lupton Stadium. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. CST.