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TCU grabs rubber game with Ole Miss

FORT WORTH, Texas – Behind the right arms of Greg Holle (1-0) and Eric Marshall, the TCU Horned Frogs defeated #2 Ole Miss, 2-1, Sunday afternoon to pick up their first series victory of the season. The duo combined to limit the high-powered Rebel offense to just one run on six hits. For Marshall it was his first career save. Clint Arnold led the Frogs’ offensive charge with three hits and scored both TCU runs.

For the second straight game the Horned Frogs struck for a first-inning run. Arnold got the two-out rally going with a double to right field. Bryan Holaday followed with a seeing-eye single through the left side that plated Arnold for the 1-0 lead.

The Rebels attempted to mount a two-out rally in the top of the third inning as they loaded the bases with two outs. Cody Overbeck got things started with a base hit to center and back-to-back walks loaded the bases. Holle battled back from a 3-1 count to Matt Smith, freezing him with a called strike three to leave the bases full of Rebels to end the inning.

Another two-out run for the Frogs helped them add to their lead in the sixth. Arnold laced his second double of the game down the left field line and moved to third on a Holaday sacrifice. Ole Miss went to their bullpen and called on Drew Pomeranz. He picked up the second out of the inning, but Hunt Woodruff came through with a two-out infield single to drive in Arnold from third to make it a 2-0 contest.

Ole Miss cut into the Horned Frog lead as it picked up a run on one hit in the top of the seventh inning. Jordan Henry doubled to lead off the frame and Zach Miller reached on an error to put runners on the corners with no outs. Holle got Overbeck to hit a sacrifice fly, driving in Henry for the Rebels lone run of the game. After a ground out, Marshall came on in relief and got Logan Power to ground out, ending the Rebel threat.

Greg Holle tossed a career-high 6 2/3 innings, allowing one run. He walked four and struck out five to earn his first career victory. Marshall didn’t allow a hit in 2 1/3 innings pitched. He struck out two to pick up the save.

A golden opportunity for the Frogs to get the run back in the bottom of the inning was spoiled as the Rebels turned a double play to end the inning. Steve Ellington singled to lead off the inning and pinch runner Eric Givens stole second with no outs. Corey Steglich did his job, moving Givens to third with one out. Ben Carruthers attempted to safety squeeze in the run from third, but popped out to the short stop and Givens was doubled off third.

Marshall worked a perfect eighth inning and pitched around a one-out error to lock down the victory for TCU.

The Frogs improve to 7-5 on the season. They will host Prairie View A&M in a two-game midweek series beginning Tuesday night. First pitch is slated for 7:30 p.m.

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  • This is a great Series win for the TCU HornFrogs!

  • but they lost a few games up in Minnesota which shocked me

  • Which is strange to day the the least.

  • The Big Ten is supposed to have a monster year…I am going to have a big article on this tomorrow.

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