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TCU tops Oklahoma State 7-1 for Big 12 title

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 25, 2014 at 8:20 pm •  Published: May 25, 2014

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tyler Alexander threw a four-hitter, Dylan Fitzgerald hit a two-run single during a four-run fourth inning and TCU beat Oklahoma State 7-1 on Sunday in the Big 12 Conference tournament title game.

In making its argument for a top-eight seed in the upcoming NCAA tournament, TCU (42-15) won its first team title — in either the regular season or postseason — in any sport since joining the Big 12 before the 2012-13 school year.

The Horned Frogs have won 27 of their last 30 games, including four straight in the conference tournament. Alexander (9-3) was masterful, allowing just two baserunners past second base, striking out four and walking none.

Michael Freeman (2-1) allowed seven hits in five-plus innings for Oklahoma State (45-16), the Big 12 regular-season champion.

Both TCU and Oklahoma State were selected as NCAA tournament regional hosts.