Oklahoma State Defeats TCU 7-5

Mason scattered eight hits and gave up four runs, while striking out seven to improve his record to 2-0. Oklahoma State won its third straight game and improved to 5-2 with the win, while TCU fell to 4-5 with the loss.

Dane Mason pitched seven strong innings and Oklahoma State took advantage of six TCU miscues to defeat the Horned Frogs 7-5 and avenge an earlier loss in front of 853 fans at Reynolds Stadium this afternoon.

Clint Mokry was the victim of bad defense and suffered the loss to fall to 0-3.

Chris Neuman was the offensive star for the Horned Frogs with a double and a homerun and four RBIs in a losing effort.

TCU got on the board first in the first inning. Neuman doubled in Shelby Ford to make it 1-0. The Frogs threatened to make it worse in the second after they loaded the bases on errors by first baseman Ty Wright and third baseman Josh Fields. Dane Mason got the next two hitters to pop up to right field to escape the inning.

The Cowboys evened the score at one in the bottom of the second on an RBI single by Chris Gutierrez.

The Horned Frogs broke the tie in the fifth on an RBI single by Neuman that scored German Duran.

The Pokes scored five runs in the bottom half of the inning by taking advantage of TCU's inability to field a bunt. The Horned Frogs committed three errors after Justin Vinyard led off the inning with a perfectly executed bunt single towards the first baseman. Keanon Simon and Wright had RBIs in the inning.

Neuman cut the OSU lead in half with a two-run homerun over the right field fence that knocked Mason out of the game.

The Cowboys added an insurance run in the eighth when pinch runner Rusty Ryal scored on a passed ball.

The Horned Frogs made it interesting in the ninth. Chad Huffman added an RBI single to score Ramon Moses. Coach Anderson brought in lefty Brett McDonald to face Neuman, who flied out to deep center to end the game.

TCU 100 010 021 - 5 8 6 OSU 010 050 01X - 7 7 3

Mokry, Underwood, Arif, Findlay and Dahlberg. Mason, Weaver, McDonald and Jaramillo, West. W: Mason (2-0). L: Mokry (0-3). S: McDonald (2). 2B: TCU-Neuman. HR: TCU-Neuman (3) Time: 2:36. Att: 853.

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