TCU Baseball: Finnegan, Ferrell Strike Out 12 in Win

STILLWATER, Okla. – TCU Horned Frogs’ starting pitcher Brandon Finnegan (Jr., LHP) and reliever Riley Ferrell (So., RHP) combined to strike out 12 as TCU defeated the No. 25 Oklahoma State Cowboys 3-1 Friday night at Reynolds Stadium. The TCU duo allowed six hits and four walks while holding the Cowboys to only a run to move the Horned Frogs to 2-2 in the conference.

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TCU leapt out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning that began with a one-out single by Dylan Fitzgerald (Sr., RF) then Kevin Cron (Jr., DH) was hit by a pitch. Both runners advanced into scoring position on a wild pitch by Cowboys’ starter Jon Perrin (Jr., RHP).

Fitzgerald scored on a single to center field by Boomer White (So., LF) for the game’s first score. Cron scored on a ground out and then White scored on a fielding error by Cowboys’ second baseman Tim Arakawa (Jr.) to give TCU a 3-0 lead.

Finnegan would make the lead stand allowing only one run in the fourth when Conor Costello (So., RF) hit a ground rule double and then scored after an infield single by Zach Fish (Jr., DH) advanced him to third and a throwing error by by TCU short stop Keaton Jones (Jr.) allowed him to score.

Finnegan had eight strike outs while improving his record to 5-2 on the year and Ferrell struck out four over two innings of work in earning his third save. Perrin would take the loss and fall to 2-2 after striking out eight hitters in eight innings of work allowing seven hits and a walk.

TCU looks to capture the series as they send Preston Morrison (Jr., RHP)against Oklahoma State’s Tyler Buffett (Fr., RHP).

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