Oklahoma Evens Series With 3-1 Win - TCU Athletics
NORMAN, Okla. – Oklahoma evened the Big 12 opening series at a game apiece with a 3-1 win over No. 11 TCU Saturday afternoon at L. Dale Mitchell Ballpark. Brayden
GoFrogs: Oklahoma Evens Series With 3-1 Win
Brayden Taylor homered for the second straight game and the fourth time in the last five games.
Kole Klecker (3-2) and Oklahoma's Braxton Douthit went toe-to-to through the first four innings of the ballgame. A pair of walks to the Sooners in the fifth came back to haunt the Horned Frogs and John Spikerman's two out triple gave the Sooners a 2-0 lead.
The Frogs had a golden opportunity to get on the board in the seventh as they loaded the bases on two walks and an error with one out. Oklahoma induced an inning-ending double play ball to keep the 2-0 lead intact.
Brayden Taylor cut the deficit in half with a solo home run in the eighth, but Oklahoma got the run back on a bases-loaded sacrifice in the bottom of the frame.
Klecker took the loss after allowing two runs on three hits. He walked two and struck out four. Ben Abeldt struck out five in his two innings of work.
Stat of the Game:
5 – TCU has homered in five straight games. The Frogs have collected eight home runs over that stretch.
• TCU homered in a game for the 13th time this season.
• TCU played errorless baseball for the fifth time this season.
• TCU pitchers tallied double-digit strikeouts in the game for the ninth time this season.
• Brayden Taylor hit his sixth home run of the season and the 31st of his career.
• Cole Fontenelle has reached safely in 11 straight games.
With the loss, TCU drops to 10-8 on the season and 1-1 in Big 12 play. The rubber match of the series is set for Sunday afternoon at 2 p.m. Cam Brown will get the start for the Horned Frogs. The contest will be televised on ESPN+.