FORT WORTH – No. 5 TCU overcame yet another deficit to emerge victorious Saturday night at Lupton Stadium, defeating Oklahoma State 6-5 to secure the three-game series against the Cowboys.
The Horned Frogs squandered an early 4-0 lead when Oklahoma State struck for five runs in the sixth inning, but the Frogs immediately knotted things back up when center fielder Nolan Brown brought home
TCU regained the lead at 6-5 one inning later when catcher Evan Skoug hit a two-out single off Oklahoma State reliever Cole Hearrean, scoring right fielder Austen Wade as the go-ahead and winning run. It was the eleventh come-from-behind win of the season for the Frogs.
TCU freshman starting pitcher Nick Lodolo held the Cowboys scoreless through the first five innings before things unraveled in the sixth, as
The Frogs got on the scoreboard first when second baseman Cam Warner connected for a one-out single off Cowboys starting pitcher Jonathan Heasley in the third inning, scoring Wade from second.
The third inning scoring had just begun for the Frogs. Three batters later with runners on first and second, left fielder Josh Watson brought home another run with
The Frogs, however, encountered trouble when the sixth inning rolled around, as
It was just the start of a long top half of the inning for TCU. After just one batter faced, Trey Morris relieved King, only to walk the bases loaded again, still with nobody out. Morris would get the first out on a force at home, but a pinch-hit triple on the next at-bat by Cade Cabbiness knotted the game up at 4 all. Morris then surrendered the lead on a two-out single to Colin Simpson that completed a five-run frame for the Cowboys.
Oklahoma State’s lead, however, would not last long. The Frogs answered the bell in the bottom of half of the inning by putting runners on the corners with no outs before Watson hit into a fielder’s choice, scoring Baker to tie it at 5.
After Morris escaped a two on, one out
With the lead back intact,
TCU will go for the sweep on Sunday when the Frogs face Oklahoma State for game three of the weekend series, with the first pitch set for 1 p.m. at Lupton Stadium. Brian Howard will be sent to the mound for TCU.