TCU third baseman Elliott Barzilli (3), left fielder Josh Watson (7) and first baseman Luken Baker (19) celebrate with shortstop Mason Hesse (1) who batted them all in with a second inning grand slam homer as UT Rio Grande Valley plays Texas Christian University at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Rodger Mallison rmallison@star-telegram.com
TCU third baseman Elliott Barzilli (3), left fielder Josh Watson (7) and first baseman Luken Baker (19) celebrate with shortstop Mason Hesse (1) who batted them all in with a second inning grand slam homer as UT Rio Grande Valley plays Texas Christian University at Lupton Stadium in Fort Worth, Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Rodger Mallison rmallison@star-telegram.com

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TCU baseball pummels UT Rio Grande Valley behind 11-run 2nd

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March 29, 2017 11:28 PM

UPDATED March 29, 2017 11:34 PM

The TCU baseball team scored 11 runs in the second inning on the way to an 18-2 rout of UT Rio Grande Valley on Wednesday in a game shortened to seven innings at Lupton Stadium.

The Horned Frogs (19-5) crushed three home runs in extending their win streak to five.

After trailing 2-0 after the first, TCU sent 15 men to the plate in the second while scoring 11, the most in an inning in the Jim Schlossnagle era.

Mason Hesse capped the second-inning outburst with a grand slam to left field for his first career home run.

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Evan Skoug and Zach Humphreys each blasted a two-run homer in the fourth to extend TCU’s lead to 16-2.

Austin Boyles (1-0) picked up his first career win in relief of starter Dalton Horton, allowing one hit while striking out six in 3  2/3 innings.

Horton allowed two runs on three hits in 1  1/3 innings.

TCU next travels to Kansas State for a three-game Big 12 series starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. All three games will be streamed live online at ESPN3.

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