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    GoFrogs: TCU Forces Decisive Game Against Oklahoma State

    OKLAHOMA CITY – A vintage performance from Jared Janczak and late-inning fireworks helped TCU force a decisive game with a 13-6 victory over No. 11 Oklahoma State Saturday at the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships on Saturday. Josh Watson and Zach Humphreys each tallied four hits in the game.

    The Rundown
    Jared Janczak was brilliant over the course of six innings on the mound. He fanned the first eight batters he faced and finished with 12 while allowing just two runs on four hits and two walks.

    TCU raced out to a 3-0 lead after the first. Josh Watson got the ball rolling with a base hit and scored on a Johnny Rizer double. With two on and two out, Zach Humphreys doubled to drive in two more.

    The Horned Frogs tacked on a run in the third on an RBI-single from Humphreys. A two-run home run off the bat from Watson pushed the TCU lead to six, 6-0.

    Oklahoma State started to climb back into the game in the fourth on a solo home run from Colin Simpson. Another run in the sixth, a one-out walk scored on a two-out base hit to make it a 6-2 ballgame. A Cade Cabbiness grand slam in the seventh knotted the game at six.

    TCU responded in a big way with a five-run eighth. Hunter Wolfe singled and moved to third on a two-base error in left. Watson drove a single through the drawn-in infield to put the Frogs back on top. Henry hit a two-run double and scored on a Conner Shepherd base hit for a 10-6 advantage. A two-out passed ball increased the lead to five, 11-6.

    The Frogs added a pair of runs on Humphreys' second double of the game in the ninth to account for the final score.

    Haylen Green (5-1) picked up the win, tossing three scoreless innings. He allowed just two hits and struck out five.

    Stat of the Game:
    8 –
    Jared Janczak struck out the first eight batters of the game. He is the second Horned Frog to accomplish that feat in the last three days, joining Nick Lodolo's effort against OSU on Wednesday.

    Notes:
    • TCU improved to 3-1 in the Championships and 18-9 overall in the Big 12 Championships.
    • TCU is now 49-31 all-time in conference tournament contests.
    • The TCU pitching staff registered double-digit strikeouts for the 23rd time this season.
    • TCU homered in a game for the 33rd time this season.
    • TCU recorded double-digit hits for the 30th time this season.
    • TCU scored double-digit runs for the 16th time this season.
    Jared Janczak picked up his first double-digit strikeout game of the season and the fifth of his career.
    Hunter Wolfe picked up his 11th multi-hit game of the season.
    Josh Watson collected his 22nd multi-hit game of the season and the 71st of his career.
    • Watson notched his ninth multiple RBI game of the season and the 40th of his career.
    • Watson hit his 10th home run of the season and the 30th of his career.
    • Watson extended his hitting streak to nine games.
    Johnny Rizer picked up his 24th multi-hit game of the year and the 33rd of his career.
    Austin Henry notched his 19th career multi-hit game and his 10th multi-RBI game of his career.
    Conner Shepherd has reached safely in eight straight contests.
    Zach Humphreys collected his ninth multi-hit game of the year and the 24th of his career.
    • Humphreys tallied his eighth multi-RBI game of the year and the 22nd of his career.
    Bobby Goodloe recorded his sixth career multi-hit game.

    Next Up:
    With the win, TCU improves to 32-25. The Horned Frogs will face Oklahoma State with a trip to the Championship game on the line. That game will be played at 9 a.m. on Sunday.
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