The word “spectacular” doesn’t even begin to describe the day that TCU infielder Tre Richardson had on Sunday. The TCU Horned Frogs crushed Arkansas 20-5 in their match up in the Fayetteville Regional, in large part thanks to back-to-back grand slams from Tre Richardson.
While the concept of driving in eight RBIs in two at-bats by the third inning is ridiculous enough, Richardson added a third home run in his third plate appearance. Richardson totaled 10 RBIs in his first three at-bats and ended the game tying the NCAA Tournament record with 11 RBIs on the afternoon in the dominant victory.
Richardson’s heroics are even more special considering he is doing this to one of the best teams in the country, as the Razorbacks entered the Regional round as the third-best team in the bracket, behind only Wake Forrest and Florida.
While the Horned Frogs entered the NCAA Tournament on a high note after winning the Big 12 Baseball Tournament, they are playing with more confidence than anyone in the field. With the win, TCU is now 2-0 Regional round after taking down Arizona 12-4 on Friday. The Horned Frogs (39-22) won their eighth consecutive game, won for the 17th time in 19 games, and moved to within a victory of claiming the regional championship on the Razorbacks’ home field.