FORT WORTH, Texas — No. 6 TCU scored two unearned runs in the first and added five more scores throughout the game as the completed the series sweep of the CSUB baseball team Saturday at Luptom Stadium.

The Roadrunners fell to 23-28 on the season while the Horned Frogs concluded regular-season play with a 43-11 overall record.

TCU starting pitcher Steve Maxwell kept the Roadrunner bats silenced once again, allowing just four hits in six scoreless innings of work for his ninth win of the season. Maxwell also struck out six and walked two. Four additional Horned Frog pitchers entered in relief, combining for four strikeouts, two walks and zero hits allowed to CSUB.

Bakersfield starter Mike McCarthy (5-5) did not record a strikeout, but was solid through 6.1 innings, scattering nine hits and three walks for three earned runs.

TCU did its early damage due to CSUB errors in the field. In the first, Bryan Holaday reached on a fielding error by McCarthy and later scored on a Matt Curry single through the right side. With two outs, a Taylor Featherston single through the left side allowed Jason Coats to score the second unearned run of the inning.

After adding a single run in the third to go ahead 3-0, the Horned Frogs took advantage of Bakersfield’s second error when Coats led off the fifth by reaching on a throwing error by JJ Henry at third base. Coats scored two batters later on a Jimmie Pharr sacrifice fly to center.

TCU used two hits each in the sixth, seventh and eighth to add one run in each frame.

Curry led the Horned Frogs’ offense with three hits while three players had two RBIs apiece.

Brandon Boren, Jason Kudlock, Derek Geisinger and JJ Henry had one hit each for Bakersfield, which was held to a tie for its season low in hits (4).

The Roadrunners begin a busy final week of action on Tuesday at UC Santa Barbara. A makeup game at Loyola Marymount is scheduled for Wednesday before CSUB concludes the 2010 season at Cal Poly May 28-30.


Score by Innings                    R  H  E
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CSU Bakersfield..... 000 000 000 -  0  4  3
Texas Christian..... 201 011 11X -  7 11  0
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Win - MAXWELL (9-1).  Loss - McCarthy (5-5).  Save - None.
E - Medina(8); Henry(8); McCarthy(4). DP - CSUB 4. LOB - CSUB 9; TCU 6. 2B -
HOLADAY(21); CURRY(25); FEATHERSTON(12); SCHULTZ(11). HBP - Rodriguez. SF -
PHARR(2). SB - Mills(8); CURRY(12).