Oklahoma State Swept By No. 3 TCU Horned Frogs In Big 12 Opener

The Oklahoma State Cowboys witnessed an eight-game winning streak come to end Friday evening against the TCU Horned Frogs. Coming into the weekend ranked No. 16 in the country, O-State surrendered four runs in the eighth inning. The final of 7-5 resulted in a Big 12 opening loss which set the course for the rest of the series. With Carson Teel taking the loss, teammate and fellow pitching staff member, Cole Hearrean hoped for a different result on Saturday.

Quickly finding themselves with a 4-0 deficit, the Cowboys offense cranked out five runs in the top of the sixth inning. Ryan Cash reach on a single and later moved to second base as Garrett Benge drew a walk. Loading the bases with a hit-by-pitch, Oklahoma State stood primed to take the first lead of the game. A double by Jon Littell send two runners across the plate.

Once again loading the bases later in the same inning, Cade Cabbiness stepped up to the plate as a pinch hitter. Driving a triple to right field, two more runs crossed home while the would-be go-ahead run was thrown out at home plate. Finally taking the lead 5-4, a single sent Cabbiness home while momentum swung in favor of O-State.

Unfortunately, the Horned Frogs answered with a run in the bottom half of the inning alongside the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. Taking a 6-5 loss, TCU claimed the series. Yet, Oklahoma State turned their focus toward Sunday and a potential win against a top ranked opponent.

Squaring off one final time, the Cowboys managed to secure only six hits and one run. The sweep pushed OSU to 15-9 on the season. However, a chance to turn things around against a solid program presents itself as Wichita State comes to Stillwater on Tuesday.

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