OK, Wichita State broke a 3-3 tie last inning with a three-run homer by Clinton McKeever. TCU just scored again, as Matt Carpenter hit his second homer of the game, this time to right field. Wichita State leads 6-4 entering the bottom of the sixth. -Trae
During their selection show watch party on Monday, TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle was talking about his team's offense when he said, "Matt Vern's coming out of it." Vern is 2-for-2 against Rob Musgrave, and just scored on Bryan Kervin's fielder's choice. It's tied 3-3 here in the fifth. -Trae Thompson
Beginning the bottom of the fourth. TCU just tacked on another run in the top of the third when Matt Carpenter homered to right center field, just to the left of the scoreboard. Wichita State leads 3-2 here in the bottom of the fourth. All five runs have come off home runs.
Matt Vern hit a solo home run to left center field, giving TCU a 1-0 lead here in the top of the third over Wichita State. An impressive feat, considering Wichita State pitcher Rob Musgrave (10-1, 1.96 ERA) entered the game having pitched 15.2 consecutive scoreless innings. -Trae
Anyone expect anything less? TCU and Wichita State are scoreless entering the top of the third. The Shockers got the first hit of the game last inning on a bloop double to right field by Dusty Coleman, but TCU pitcher Tyler Lockwood followed that with a groundout to second and fly to right. -Trae
Some may have noticed that TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle has tweaked the lineup, moving Clint Arnold up to third, dropping Chris Ellington to fifth, and putting Bryan Kervin back at ninth. Matt Carpenter moved up one spot to fourth, the highest he's been this season. -Trae
We're underway here at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium. But there's a serious problem up in the stands. An older Wichita State fan has been tended to by emergency paramedics for over 10 minutes. They just helped him down the stairs on a stretcher, with his neck in a protective brace.
Just spotted Chicago White Sox general manager Kenny Williams here in the stands at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater. Williams' son, Kenny Jr., is a junior outfielder for Wichita State. Don't think for a second that he's not got the GM hat on as well, and will keep an eye on players like TCU closer Andrew Cashner. -Trae Thompson