College baseball: TCU's big first inning enough to beat Cowboys

Two hits, a stolen base, an error and wild pitch in first inning eventually sinks OSU in a Big 12 game at Reynolds Stadium.
From Staff Reports Published: March 28, 2014
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TCU scored all it needed in the first inning Friday and went on to beat Oklahoma State 3-1 in a Big 12 baseball game at Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater.

The Frogs (15-10 overall, 2-2 Big 12) used two hits, a stolen base, an error and wild pitch to score three times off OSU starter Jon Perrin. The junior right-hander settled down after that, finishing with eight strikeouts and a walk in eight innings. Perrin fell to 2-2.

Oklahoma State (17-9, 1-3) scored its only run in the fourth inning. Conor Costello doubled, went to third on Zach Fish’s single and scored on a throwing error. Otherwise, TCU starting pitcher Brandon Finnegan was tough. He struck out eight and gave up five hits and three walks in seven innings.

The teams are scheduled to play a 3 p.m. game Saturday at Reynolds Stadium.

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Oklahoma pushed across single runs in the eighth and ninth innings Friday and beat Kansas 2-1 before 1,000 fans at Hoglund Ballpark in Lawrence, Kan.

Craig Aikin scored the winning run on Sheldon Neuse’s single. Ralph Garza Jr., the fourth OU pitcher for the game, improved to 4-0 after retiring the Jayhawks in the ninth.

Kansas (17-9, 2-2) had a 1-0 lead after seven innings, but the Sooners (19-8, 3-1) tied it when Hunter Haley scored on a bases-loaded walk to Austin O’Brien.

OU and Kansas will play a 2 p.m. game Saturday.