ends with win over OSU
bats against Oklahoma State leads Frogs past the Cowboys.
Horned Frogs snapped a four-game losing streak Thursday
afternoon as they defeated Oklahoma State 14-6 in the
opening game of the first Southwest Diamond Classic.
Frogs, who were averaging 5.6 runs per game, exploded
for 14 runs on 22 hits. Senior first baseman Chris Neuman
led the way for the Frogs with four hits, including
a three-run home run, two doubles, a single and four
right fielder J.J. Estrada had a hand in pulling the
Frogs out of their recent offensive slump, going 5-for-5
with two doubles, three singles, a walk and 2 RBIs.
Senior pitcher Ryan Weems said it was only a matter
of time before the hitters started to put up some runs.
the hitters have been working real hard in practice
on adjusting to certain pitches, and I think it has
started to pay off.
earned the win against the Cowboys, improving to 2-0
on the season.
It was a great win for us, Weems said. We
needed this game to help us get back on track.
Weve been working hard and it helps when the offensive
puts up 14 runs.
Weems pitched 6 1/3 innings and gave up three runs on
eight hits with eight strikeouts.
I am happy with the way I pitched today and that
we were able to beat a quality Oklahoma State team,
In the bottom of the seventh inning, sophomore relief
pitcher Derek Woloshyn relieved Weems. Woloshyn allowed
his inherited runner to score on freshman first baseman
Ty Wrights sacrifice fly.
Freshman reliever Omar Arif pitched two innings out
of the bullpen, retiring six of the eight batters he
faced. He gave up no runs and struck out two.
For the day, Frogs pitchers allowed six runs on
13 hits but walked none.
The only real OSU threat came late in the game when
OSU closed the gap, scoring two in the seventh and three
in the eighth to make it 13-6.
The Frogs would add one more in the top of the ninth
for a 14-6 final.
TCU now leads the all-time series against OSU 9-8.
The Frogs are 2-4 on the season. With the loss, OSU
drops to 2-2.
The Frogs will next play 6 p.m. Friday against Dallas
Baptist University and noon Saturday against Furman
University. Both games are played at LaGrave field in
the inaugural Southwest Diamond Classic.