Texas baseball falters in series opener 5-0 to TCU

AUSTIN (KXAN) — The Texas offense struggled and dropped the series opener to TCU 5-0 on Friday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field.

The Longhorns managed just five hits, none of which came with runners on base. Peyton Powell went 2-for-4 as the only Texas player with multiple hits. The Longhorns struck out 10 times and walked just twice.

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Max Grubbs was saddled with the pitching loss for Texas (22-17, 9-7 Big 12), allowing two runs on eight hits with five strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings pitched.

For TCU (23-13, 8-11), Luke Boyers went 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs while Kurtis Byrne hit a double and a triple. Payton Tolle pitched seven innings for the Horned Frogs, allowing four hits while striking out seven.

The teams continue their series at 4 p.m. Saturday.

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