After dominant pitching performances Friday and Saturday, Sunday was the offense’s time to shine.
The Horned Frogs (22-5, 8-1 Big 12) have won eight straight games after taking the first two of the series in the 11th and 10 innings of games that were scoreless after nine.
Cam Warner’s grand slam highlighted the fifth inning Sunday and built TCU’s lead to 11-2.
Six Frogs had two hits and right-handed starter Brian Howard allowed only two runs in six innings. TCU’s shutout streak ended after 30 2/3 innings when Big 12 cellar-dweller K-State (15-13, 0-6) scored twice in the fourth on Hanz Harker’s two-run home run off Howard.
K-State’s bats were quieted by TCU pitching throughout the series, as they scored four runs all weekend - all Sunday.
After being shut out on five hits the first two games of the series, the Wildcats snapped a 241/3 inning scoreless stretch in the fourth on Hanz Harker’s two run homer to right field. That brought K-State within 6-2 but TCU came back with five runs in the top of the fifth, including a two-out grand slam by Cam Warner off K-State reliever Nick Jones to go up 11-2.
Wildcat starter Brogan Heinen, a sophomore from Topeka, didn’t make it out of the third inning. Heinen (1-2) gave up six runs on five hits with two walks and one strikeout in 22/3 innings, and the Frogs totaled 15 hits off six K-State pitchers.
The men’s tennis team has started off the season strong, and has a chance to make a long run in the post-season if they can keep it up.
Cameron Norrie continued his great run, claiming his 12th win of the season after a 6-4 6-2 triumph against Julian Cash on the main court, overcoming a 4-1 deficit at the start of the match. Guillermo Nuñez backed his teammate when he bested Lucas Gerch 6-2 6-2 on court 3, sending the Horned Frogs 3-0 up, and it was all over when his doubles partner Alex Rybakov defeating Arjun Kadhe 6-1 6-4 on court 2.
Roditi’s squad owns Oklahoma.
TCU opened up Sunday afternoon’s tilt by capturing the doubles points due to victories at the No. 2 and No. 3 spots, and continued its momentum into singles. The Horned Frogs extended their lead to 3-0 with wins at No. 1 and No. 5 singles, but Oklahoma still had juice left in the tank.