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    GoFrogs: TCU Drops Big 12 Tournament Opener

    OKLAHOMA CITY – No. 11 Oklahoma State scored four times in the sixth to break a 1-1 tie en route to a 5-2 victory over TCU on Day 1 of the Phillips 66 Big 12 tournament. In the loss, Nick Lodolo fanned 12 to give him 125 strikeouts this season, tying the fourth-highest single-season total in school history.

    The Rundown
    Oklahoma State opened the scoring on a lead-off home run in the second from Colin Simpson.

    TCU responded in the top of the third with a one-out blast off the bat of Hunter Wolfe to tie the game at one.

    Nick Lodolo (6-5) worked around a two-out walk in the second and promptly set down 10 in a row. Included in that stretch was a streak of eight straight strikeouts.

    A lead-off infield single in the sixth for Oklahoma State got the ball rolling for the Cowboys. A walk followed to put the go-ahead run on second. With one out, Andrew Navigato doubled in the go-ahead run. A sacrifice fly followed by a two-run home run from Trevor Boone pushed the lead to four, 5-1.

    Jake Guenther hit a one out solo home run in the ninth to account for the final score.

    Stat of the Game:
    125 – Nick Lodolo raised his season strikeout to 125 with 12 strikeouts in the game. That mark is tied for fourth all-time with Brad Furnish's total in 2006.

    Notes:
    • TCU homered in a game for the 31st time this season.
    • TCU hit multiple errors in a game for the 16thtime this season.
    • The TCU pitching staff registered double-digit strikeouts for the 22nd time this season.
    Nick Lodolo recorded his third straight double-digit strikeout contest. It was his sixth of the season and the ninth of his career.
    Josh Watson collected his 19thmulti-hit game of the season and the 68thof his career.
    • Watson extended his hitting streak to six games.
    Hunter Wolfe hit his fifth home run of the season.
    Jake Guenther hit his ninth home run of the season.

    Next Up:
    With the loss, TCU falls to 29-25. The Horned Frogs will face Oklahoma in an elimination game on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. The game will be televised on FSSW+. Charles King will get the start for the Horned Frogs.
     

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