March 17, 2012
LAS VEGAS (UNLVRebels.com) – The UNLV baseball team dropped its second straight game of the weekend, falling to visiting TCU, 10-2, here at Wilson Stadium.
TCU (10-6) jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first on a Jason Coats RBI groundout to second, scoring Brance Rivera who reached on a walk, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and stole third.
UNLV (10-9) tied it up at 1-1 in the bottom of the second on Trent Cook’s first home run of the year, a solo shot to right field off TCU starter Andrew Mitchell.
After a scoreless third, the Horned Frogs took advantage of a pair of walks from Rebel starter Zak Qualls (2-1), scoring three runs with two outs to regain the lead at 4-1. Davy Wright’s two-run double down the left-field line scored Josh Elander and Kyle Von Tungeln. Josh Gonzales singled in Wright to cap the scoring in the third.
UNLV cut the deficit to 4-2 in the bottom of the fourth, with Marvin Campbell drawing a leadoff walk and making his way to third on a pair of flyouts before scoring on a Mitchell balk.
The Frogs would go on to score six runs over the ensuing four innings, highlighted by Coats’ second homer of the game, a three-run shot to center in the top of the eighth that made it 10-2.
The Rebels and Horned Frogs will be back at Wilson Stadium tomorrow with first pitch slated for 1:05 p.m. in the series finale.