No. 5 TCU 7, Texas 1
Why Texas (22-22, 8-10) lost: Starting pitcher Chad Hollingsworth showed courage but little else in one inning of work. Operating with a sore throwing shoulder, Hollingsworth hit two batters, walked another, and served up two hits to open the game. TCU went ahead 3-0 and Hollingsworth’s day was over after one inning.
Why TCU (34-8, 10-5) won: The Horned Frogs got another quality start, this time from left-hander Alex Young, who allowed one run in six innings. Young’s lone blemish was Tres Barrera’s home-run to lead-off the fourth. For the series, TCU’s starters gave up seven runs (six earned) in 19 innings. Compare that to Texas’ Saturday game one starter Parker French, who gave up six runs (five earned) in five innings.
Key stat: Hollingsworth’s fastball checked in at the mid 80s, a steep dropoff from the stuff in the low 90s he brought to the College World Series last year.
On deck: vs Prairie View A&M, 6 p.m. Tuesday, 1300, LHN.
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