TCU rally falls short, ULM prevails 4-3


By Brandie Davidson

FORT WORTH — TCU’s ninth inning rally fell inches short as the tying run was thrown out at the plate in a 4-3 loss to ULM on Friday night at Lupton Stadium. The Horned Frogs scored three times in the ninth.

Trailing 4-0 heading into the ninth, TCU brought the winning run to the plate. Brayden Taylor worked a lead-off walk. An error and a hit batter loaded the bases with one out. Luke Boyers drew a walk and Bobby Goodloe grounded out to make it a 4-2 contest. With the tying runs in scoring position, Tommy Sacco lined a single into right. The throw to the plate just nipped Boyers for the final out of the game.

ULM opened the scoring in the third on a lead-off home run from Logan Wurm. The lead grew to 3-0 on a base-loaded two out single from Mason Holt. What proved to be the game-winning run came on a pair doubles in the sixth.

The Warhawks threatened to add to its lead in the seventh with the bases loaded and only one out. Augie Mihlbauer took over and retired the final two batters to end the inning without a run crossing the plate.

Russell Smith (6-2) took the loss after allowing four runs on seven hits in 5 1/3 innings. Drew Hill gave up a hit and walked two in an inning of work. Mihlbauer walked two and struck out a career-high five in his 2 2/3 innings on the mound.

Stat of the Game:                                                                                                 

5 – Augie Mihlbauer struck out five of the 10 batters he faced in a career-high 2 2/3 innings pitched.



  • TCU fell to 18-6 at home this season.
  • TCU was outhit for just the 17th time this season.
  • TCU allowed the first run of the game for the 18th time this season.
  • TCU stole multiple bases in a game for the 22ndtime this season.
  • Zach Humphreys has reached safely in 19 straight contests.
  • Tommy Sacco stretched his hitting streak to five games.

Next Up:

With the loss, the Horned Frogs fall to 34-13 on the season. TCU and ULM will play a doubleheader on Saturday to complete the three game series. First pitch for Game 1 is set for 1 p.m. Austin Krob will get the start for the Frogs. Both games will air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.