ARLINGTON, Texas — No. 8 Arkansas rallied with four runs in the final two innings to steal a 4-1 victory from No. 10 TCU Monday night at Globe Life Field. Austin Krob threw four shutout innings in his first career start.
Krob was strong in making his first career start. He went four innings, allowing one hit, walking three and striking out five in the no-decision. Four of his five strikeouts were looking, the biggest coming to end the fourth as he worked around a pair of one-out walks.
TCU carried a 1-0 lead into the eighth inning. A lead-off single in eighth turned into the tying run for Arkansas as Christian Franklin tripled with one out to drive in the run. Cullen Smith gave the Razorbacks a 2-1 lead with a base hit.
The Frogs grabbed the lead with a two-out rally in the second. Zach Humphreys was hit by the pitch and moved to third on Brayden Taylor’s first career hit. Luke Boyers put the Frogs on top with a base hit to right.
Arkansas extended its lead with a pair of runs in the ninth to account for the final score.
Charles King (0-1) took the loss after surrendering two runs on three hit while striking out five. He retired the first six batters he faced. Haylen Green and Harrison Beethe combined to pitch the final two innings.
Stat of the Game:
13 – The TCU pitching staff registered double-digit strikeouts for the third straight game. The 13 strikeouts were a season high.
- TCU stole multiple bases in a game for the second straight game.
- Austin Krob made his first career start on the mound.
- Brayden Taylor made his first career start, getting the nod at third base.
- Taylor collected his first career hit in the second inning.
- Luke Boyers tallied his first career RBI in the second inning.
- Boyers and Elijah Nunez have reached safely in all three games.
- Nunez tallied his first career outfield assist in the seventh inning.
- Gene Wood has reached safely in nine straight games dating back to last season.
- Tommy Sacco has reached safely in 16 straight games dating back to last season.
TCU (1-2) will open its home schedule Tuesday night when it hosts Texas Southern. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. Cam Brown will make his first career start in the contest.