April 5, 2008
Despite a 4-for-4 performance from Daniel Walker, Air Force dropped a 6-3 baseball game at TCU Saturday at Lupton Stadium. The loss drops the Falcons to 10-18, 0-7 and improved the Horned Frogs to 18-12, 4-4.
TCU scored all six of its runs in the first three innings and held off Air Force the rest of the way. The Frogs scored two in the first and four in the third.
Walker, a native of nearby Grand Prairie, Texas, hit a pair of triples in just his sixth start of the season. The sophomore was responsible for three of the Falcons' four runs, scoring two and driving in one.
Air Force out-hit TCU, 10-7 in the game. Senior Josh Meents went 2-for-3 with an RBI. The Falcons also swiped four bases in the game.
David Miller (1-2) took the loss for the Falcons, allowing six runs, three earned, in 2.1 innings pitched. Relievers Brad Pingel and Michael Ruvolo pitched the remaining 5.2 innings and did not allow a run. Pingel held TCU to just two hits in 3.2 innings and Ruvolo blanked the Frogs for two innings.
TCU starter Sean Hoelscher (2-2) picked up the win, holding the Falcons to two runs in six innings, striking out six. Andrew Cashner picked up the save for the Frogs.
The Falcons and Frogs wrap-up the series tomorrow, Sun., April 6. First pitch is slated for 1 p.m. CST.