TCU uses LSU errors to take 10-3 win at CWS
Omaha, Nebraska - TCU couldn't solve Jared Poche on the mound when he was throwing to home, but as soon as he had to throw to first base the Horned Frogs jumped all over him.
Poche cruised through the first three innings retiring nine straight, but in the fourth inning a simple tapper back to the mound from Cody Jones resulted in a three base throwing error to first and Jones standing on third.
The next batter also put the ball in play to Poche who tossed a soft overhand ball to first drawing Chris Chinea off the bag and two sure fire outs were now at the corners with no one put away.
A couple of RBI singles later from TCU would score both runners and give the Horned Frogs a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth.
The Horned Frogs scored eight more runs en route to the 10-3 win, as LSU's normally solid defense was as shaky as their bullpen.
LSU committed four errors in their game, the two initially by Poche and then two more at third base, one from Connor Hale the other from catcher Kade Scivicque.
LSU had a great scoring chance as Jared Foster reached second with a two out double, and Jake Fraley appeared to have driven him home with a blooper to shallow center, but TCU's Cody Jones came up firing and threw a dagger to home where catcher Evan Skoug blocked the plate just as the ball arrived for the inning ending out.
The Tigers would get on the board in the fourth inning, when Alex Bregman and Kade Scivicque would lead off the inning with a pair of singles.
Connor Hale would move the runners over, and then Andrew Steveson would smack the RBI ground out to deep second and score Bregman to make it a 2-1 TCU lead.
In the fifth inning Poche once again worked himself into a sticky situation as he retired the first batter, then gave up a walk, a single, a walk, a fielding error from Connor Hale and a hit by pitch to start the Horned Frogs scoring again.
TCU designated hitter Connor Wanhanen ended Poche's day with a two RBI single to push the lead to 6-1.
The Horned Frogs would score four more runs in the eighth inning as LSU's bullpen failed to stop the bleeding.
Foster would smack a solo home run in the eighth inning for LSU and Scivicque had an RBI single to right field to narrow the margin to 10-3.
LSU will face the loser of Vanderbilt and Cal State Fullerton on Tuesday afternoon at 2pm.