Eric Marshall came in to relieve starter Paul Gerrish after Gerrish hit the lead off batter in the top of the 8th. Marshall forced out the runner at second on a fielder's choice and got a ground out to short four the second out. Brandon Belt singled up the middle to score Michael Torres to make it 3-2 Frogs. Marshall forced Kevin Keyes to pop out to second base to end the inning.
Matt Carpenter homered to right field to give TCU a 3-0 lead headed into the top of the seventh. It was Carpenter's second home run in two games and the Horned Frogs' fifth homer overall. Matt Vern has also homered in both games. All of TCU's seven runs in the series have come on long balls.
Matt Vern drove a 1-2 pitch to the opposite field in right to give the Horned Frogs a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth inning. TCU pitcher Paul Gerrish had held Texas to one hit through four innings.
Chance Ruffin held the Horned Frogs to seven hits as he pitched his third complete game of the season for Texas to take Game 1 in the best of three series 10-4. Ruffin surrendered three home runs, but two of them were solo shots, and walked only one while striking out seven.
Michael Torres' second home run of the game -- a three-run shot to center in the seventh -- has opened up the Longhorns' lead 10-4 in the seventh inning. Trent Appleby, in an 1.1 innings of work has allowed four runs on four hits, including Torres' homer in the seventh.
Trent Appleby got Kevin Keyes to strike out swinging on a 3-2 rising fastball to retire the side with the bases loaded. Texas scored two runs in the inning to take a 6-4 lead headed into the top of the seventh inning.
Connor Rowe singled up the middle against his former Georgetown High teammate Erik Miller to score Preston Clark to put Texas up 5-4 in the sixth inning. Miller relieved starter Kyle Winkler with one out in the inning after Winkler walked the first batter and Texas moved him to second with a sacrifice bunt. Miller has given up two singles and an RBI-double by Travis Tucker. He is being replaced by Trent Appleby. Appleby will face a bases-loaded jam with two outs and the Horns' clean up hitter Kevin Keyes at the plate.