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Wichita State pounds Horned Frogs in Day 2

6/4/2006

NORMAN, Okla. -- Wichita State pounded out 20 hits and routed
TCU 18-8 on Saturday night in a winner's bracket game
in the NCAA baseball tournament.
The 18 runs are the most TCU (39-22) has given up in since
allowing 20 to Oklahoma on April 5, 2005, and the most that
perennial power Wichita State (46-20) has scored in a NCAA
regional.
TCU had an 11-game winning streak snapped. The Horned Frogs, who
beat host Oklahoma in the opening round of the Norman regional,
will play the Sooners again Sunday in an elimination game, with the
winner to face Wichita State. The Shockers need one win in two
possible tries to advance to next weekend's super-regional round.
Wichita State didn't score in the first inning, but scored in
every other inning except for the eighth. The teams combined for 34
hits.
TCU starter Brad Furnish (8-6) was pulled after Wichita State's
Brandon Hall hit the second of his back-to-back solo home runs in
the second and third innings. Hall's first career multi-homer game
raised his season home run total to three.
Furnish yielded six runs on five hits in two innings.
Wichita State's Derek Schermerhorn set career highs in hits and
RBIs with five each as he went 5-for-6. The Shockers' top five
batters combined for 16 of the team's 20 hits and 12 of their 18
runs.
Travis Banwart (9-4) started for Wichita State and allowed seven
runs on nine hits, but the Shockers had the game in hand when he
was replaced in the seventh inning.
TCU took an early 2-0 lead but the Shockers rallied with a
five-run second inning, highlighted by back-to-back doubles by
Schermerhorn and Matt Brown. Wichita State also had an eight-run
sixth inning that included a triple, two doubles, three singles and
four walks.