CINCINNATI (WFIE) – The University of Evansville baseball crew got a gutsy pitching performance from Nathan Croner. Still, it wasn’t enough, as they fell to Xavier for the second immediate day, five. After tossing a pair of shutout frames to open the game, the junior left-hander got tagged for a –run home run using Conor Grammes in the bottom of the third, snapping the scoreless impasse. Evansville might reply in the top of the fourth, starting with sophomore first baseman Tanner Craig drawing a lead-off stroll, accompanied by a surpassed ball, allowing Craig to transport into scoring function.
Then, with outs, freshman left fielder A.J. Fritz introduced a seize RBI unmarried to the middle, tallying Craig from 2d, reducing the deficit to two-1. Croner might come back to toss a scoreless bottom of the inning, but inside the 5th, Kody Darcy would belt a solo homer off the southpaw, rebuilding the Musketeer lead to 3-1. Darcy would tag Croner for every other solo shot once more inside the seventh. The junior would finish the inning with a strikeout, finishing an afternoon that would see him go seven frames, striking out seven at the same time as allowing four runs on nine hits.
Aces junior right fielder Troy Beilsmith attempted to start a past-due rally, launching a solo homer to the left within the pinnacle of the eighth. However, that’s as close as Evansville might get, as Xavier would tack on one extra run off the UE bullpen. The loss drops the Aces to 9-nine at the season, while Xavier improves to 8-thirteen. The finale of the three-game series is slated for 10 a.m., an important time at the Musketeers’ Hayden Field because it is drawing close to inclement weather. Senior lefty Alex Weigand is ready to make his fourth beginning of the season.
The Texas baseball crew tied the series with TCU at a recreation apiece with a thirteen-1 win in Fort Worth. The No. Nine Longhorns (17-9, three Big 12) hit four extra-base hits at night—two doubles, a triple, and a domestic run. Zach Zubia, robbed of a home run in the first recreation, got up big inside the 2d game of the series. He went 2-for-three with a domestic run and four RBIs. Eric Kennedy went 4-for-5 with a triple and 3 RBIs. He scored three runs. Austin Todd hit doubles as he went three-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Blair Henley (3-1) picked up the win as he gave up one run on five hits via six innings.
Jake Eissler (3-2) becomes chased from the game after giving up six runs on five hits in only two innings of labor for No. 22 TCU (14-7, 1-1). He struck out six and walked. Zubia homered inside the first inning, scoring Kennedy to make it 2-0. After the Horned Frogs scored their only run in the bottom half of the inning, it changed into all Longhorns. Todd singled within the third to score Lance Ford, who scored twice daily, to make it 3-1.
Zubia drew a bases-loaded stroll within the equal inning to make it 4-1 earlier than Reynolds walked to run properly. Todd’s first double arrived within the fourth inning to force home Duke Ellis. Ellis scored three runs in the game. The Longhorns placed up to five runs in the 5th to put the sport out of attaining. Kennedy’s triple, a double by way of Todd, and an unmarried by way of Zubia all drove in runs within the inning. The Texas baseball crew will try to take the series over TCU on Sunday at 1 p.m. In Fort Worth.