LAWRENCE, Kan. – Runs came fast and furious for TCU as it won its third straight with a 30-3 victory over Kansas Saturday afternoon at Hoglund Ballpark. Porter Brown homered twice and drove in a school-record 10 runs to lead the offensive charge.
TCU sent 11 men to the plate in the first and scored seven times to take control early. Bobby Goodloe’s bases-loaded single put the Horned Frogs up 2-0. Three straight two out hits pushed the lead to 7-0. Luke Boyers singled home one followed by a two run base knock from Gray Rodgers. Porter Brown capped the scoring with a two run blast to right center.
After Kansas picked up a run in the second, TCU responded with five in the third. With two out, a misplayed fly ball to left center ended up as a two run triple for Elijah Nunez. Tommy Sacco followed with an infield single and Brayden Taylor launched a two run blast to push the lead to 12-1.
Kansas scored single runs in the third and fourth to make it a 12-3 ballgame, but the Frogs struck for a quartet of runs in the sixth to open up a 16-3 advantage. Kurtis Byrne’s sacrifice fly drove in the first run of the frame. Boyers doubled home another run and Brown doubled in two more.
The Frogs took advantage of five walks in the seventh and turned it into another seven spot. Michael Petrie hit a sacrifice fly to drive in the first run of the frame. Brown hit a grand slam for his second home run of the game. Hunter Teplanszky’s single made it 23-3.
Brown’s record-breaking bases-loaded, two run single extended the lead to 25-3. Brody Green led off the ninth with a home run and Rodgers hit a one out grand slam to account for the final score.
Lost in the offense was a quality start for Marcelo Perez (5-2). He allowed three runs on seven hits, walked two and struck out five in six innings of work. Tommy Vail, Connor Oliver and Gray Thomas each pitched an inning of relief.
Stats of the Game:
10 – Porter Brown drove in a school-record 10 runs. He went 4-for-5 with with a double and two home runs. The previous record of eight RBIs was set by Royce Huffman against San Diego State on April 18, 1998.
30 – The 30 runs scored are tied for the single-most runs in a game. The Horned Frogs scored 30 against Louisville on May 16, 2003.
• TCU tallied double-digit runs for the 15th time this season.
• TCU recorded double-digit hits (17) for the 19th time this year.
• TCU outhit its opponent for the 25th time this year.
• TCU homered in a game for the 27th time this season.
• TCU hit multiple home in game for the 14th time this year.
• TCU played flawless defense for the 25th time this season.
• Elijah Nunez and Luke Boyers stretched their hitting streaks to six games.
• Nunez notched his 13th multi-hit game of the year and the 23rd of his career.
• Nunez posted his fourth multi-RBI game of the year and the ninth of his career.
• Tommy Sacco has hit safely in eight straight games and reached safely in 11 straight.
• Sacco collected his 22nd multi-hit game of the season and the 35th of his career.
• Brayden Taylor hit his ninth home run of the season and the 21st of his career.
• Taylor tallied his ninth multi-RBI game of the year and the 23rd of his career.
• Bobby Goodloe notched his sixth multi-hit game of the year and the 12th of his career.
• Goodloe posted his fourth multi-RBI game of the season and the eighth of his career.
• Boyers stretched his reached base streak to 19 games.
• Boyers posted his 15th multi-hit game of the season and the 26th of his career.
• Boyers tallied his 11th multi-RBI game of the year and the 17th of his career.
• Gray Rodgers hit his third home run of the season and the eight of his career.
• Rodgers posted his 12 multi-hit game of the season and the 33rd of his career.
• Rodgers notched his eighth multi-RBI game of the year and the 22nd of his career.
• Porter Brown hit his second and third home runs of the season and now has seven in his career.
• Brown tallied his fourth multi-hit game of the year and the 24th of his career.
• Brown recorded his second multi-RBI game of the year and the 13th of his career.
• Brody Green’s first career hit was also his first career home run.
With the win, TCU improves to 31-18 overall and 15-8 in Big 12 play. The Horned Frogs will go for the series sweep on Sunday afternoon. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. The contest will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.
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