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    GoFrogs: TCU Takes Down No. 8 Texas Tech In Extras
    LUBBOCK, Texas – Zach Humphreys' bases-loaded double in the top of the 14thgave TCU a 3-1 run lead. The Horned Frogs held on to defeat No. 8 Texas Tech by that same score in the series opener in Lubbock on Thursday night.

    The Rundown
    Nick Lodolo was brilliant over the course of eight innings. He allowed just five hits and struck out 13. Following a lead-off double in the second, he retired 18 of the next 19 batters he faced. He registered 10 strikeouts over that stretch.

    The Horned Frogs had base runners in 11 of 14 innings, but couldn't break through. The Frogs had two golden opportunities in the eighth and ninth to score. In the eighth, TCU had a runner on third with one out, but back-to-back strikeouts ended the inning. Johnny Rizer doubled with one out in the ninth, but was cut down trying to score on an Alex Isola base hit.

    Texas Tech's best chance to get on the board in regulation came in the eight as they tallied a trio of hits around a couple of outs. Lodolo's 13thstrikeout of the game left the bases loaded.

    TCU finally broke through in the 11th. Rizer singled and was standing on third with two outs. A strikeout looked like it had ended the inning, but the ball was not caught cleanly forcing a throw to first. On the throw attempt, the catcher's feet got tangled up and all runners were safe as Rizer crossed the plate with the go-ahead run.

    Dramatics followed in the bottom of the inning. With two outs and a runner on first, Cody Masters doubled. The runner at first slid across the plate, but was called out. The call was overturned on replay and the game was tied.

    Texas Tech looked poised to win the game in the 13thafter a lead-off double. After a hit to right, Jake Guenther unloaded a strike to home and the runner was tagged out. The Red Raiders went on to load the bases with one out. Dalton Brown (1-0) picked up back-to-back strikeouts to end the inning.

    TCU pushed across a pair of runs in the 14thon Humphreys doubled with the bases loaded. Conner Shepherd and Adam Oviedo singled and Bobby Goodloe walked ahead of the Humphreys double.

    In the bottom of the inning, Texas Tech had the tying runs in scoring position with one out. Augie Mihlbauer locked down the save with back-to-back strikeouts to end the game.

    Stat of the Game:
    19 – Nick Lodolo (13), Cal Coughlin (2), Dalton Brown (2) and Augie Mihlbauer (2) combined to strikeout a season-high 19 batters. Seven of the strikeouts came with a runner in scoring.

    Notes:
    • TCU played in its first extra inning ballgame this year. The Horned Frogs improved to 1-0 this season and 41-22 in extra inning contests under the guidance of Jim Schlossnagle.
    • The TCU pitching staff registered double-digit strikeouts for the 21st time this season.
    • TCU collected double-digit hits for the 28thtime this season.
    Nick Lodolo collected his fifth double-digit strikeout game of the season. He has eight in his career.
    Dalton Brown earned his first career win.
    Augie Mihlbauer registered his first career save.
    Josh Watson drew his 158thcareer walk in the third inning, tying the school record set by Royce Huffman from 1996-99.
    • Watson collected his 18thmulti-hit game of the season and the 67thof his career.
    Johnny Rizer picked up his 21st multi-hit game of the season and the 30th of his career.
    Conner Shepherd notched his 12thmulti-hit game of the year and the 21stof his career.
    Adam Oviedo picked up his 10thmulti-hit game of the season and the 21stof his career.
    Bobby Goodloe collected his fifth multi-hit game of the season.
    Zach Humphreys collected fifth multi-RBI game of the year and the 18thof his career.

    Next Up:
    With the win, TCU improves to 29-21 overall and 11-11 in Big 12 play. The Horned Frogs and the Red Raiders will meet in Game 2 of the series on Friday night at 6:30. The game will be televised on FSSW+.
     

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