Fort Worth, Texas TCU right-hander Preston Morrison held Kansas University to just a run off four hits over 72⁄3 inning, and third baseman Jantzen Witte went 3-for-3 with three doubles and three runs scores as the Horned Frogs roughed up KU, 8-1, in the Big 12 baseball opener for both teams Friday.
The outcome snapped a five-game winning streak for KU (11-6, 0-1). TCU improved to 8-9 and 1-0.
The Frogs jumped to a 3-0 lead in the first and 7-1 after four, and that was more than enough offense for Morrison, who walked one and struck out five.
Frank Duncan (1-2) took the loss after allowing five earned runs off nine hits with three walks and no strikeouts in 32⁄3 innings, his shortest career start.
Michael Suiter was 2-for-3 for the Jayhawks, extending his hitting streak to 12 games and increasing his batting average to a Big 12-best .473.
The series will resume at 6:30 p.m. today. The game will be televised live on Fox College Sports Atlantic, which is available in Lawrence on Knology Cable channel 144.
Kansas 010 000 000 — 1 5 2
TCU 300 401 00x — 8 14 1
W — Preston Morrison, 3-1. L — Frank Duncan, 1-2.
2B — Justin Protacio, Michael Suiter, KU; Jantzen Witte 3, Dylan Fitzgerald, TCU.
KU highlights — Suiter 2-for-3; Alex DeLeon 1-for-4, R.