TCU MEDIA RELATIONS:
MANHATTAN, Kan. – For the second day in a row, No. 3 TCU needed extra innings to defeat Kansas State. Luken Baker broke a scoreless tie in the 10th to help TCU secure a 1-0 victory over K-State on Saturday afternoon. The win is TCU’s seventh in a row.
For the second contest in a row, the game went to extra innings without a run scored. For TCU, it wasn’t for lack of base runners as it stranded eight in the first five innings. Kansas State mustered just five base runners in the entire game.
TCU was finally able to break through in the 10th inning. Cam Warner opened the frame with a base hit. Evan Skoug followed with a base knock to move the go-ahead run into scoring position. Luken Baker lined a single into right field to drive in Warner with the go-ahead run.
Durbin Feltman locked up a masterfully-pitched contest by the Frogs with a 1-2-3 10th inning to register his seventh save of the season.
K-State’s best opportunity to score came in the first as it had a runner on third with two outs. Nick Lodolo racked up one of his four strikeouts on the day to keep the runner there. He tossed a career-high seven innings and allowed just two hits in the no-decision.
Haylen Green (2-0) picked up the win in relief of Trey Morris. He came on with a runner on first and nobody out in the ninth. A strike ‘em out/throw ‘em out double play ended the inning with no damage.
Stat of the Game
27 1/3 – The TCU pitching recorded its second straight shutout. The staff has not allowed a run in its last 27 1/3 innings pitched dating back to the first inning against UTRGV on Wednesday.
• TCU played in extra innings for just the fourth time this season.
• TCU improved to 4-0 in extra innings this season.
• TCU has won seven straight extra inning games dating back to 2015.
• TCU last played back-to-back extra inning games on June 7-8, 2015 against Texas A&M.
• TCU swiped multiple bases for the 13th time this season.
• TCU last had back-to-back shutouts on Feb. 20-21 against Loyola Marymount.
• Evan Skoug has reached base safely in 10 straight games.
• Skoug has a nine-game hitting streak.
• Skoug recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the year and the 45th of his career.
• Luken Baker stretched his hitting streak to seven games.
• Baker tallied his seventh multi-hit game of the season and the 34th of his career.
• Cam Warner pushed his hitting streak to 10 games.
• Durbin Feltman improved to 16-for-16 in save opportunities.
• Feltman’s 16 career saves are the third most in program history.
TCU improves to 21-5 overall with the victory and 7-1 in Big 12 play. TCU will go for the series sweep Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. Brian Howard will get the start for the Horned Frogs. The game will be available on ESPN3 and the WatchESPN app.