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TCU baseball falls to Oklahoma 8-5

The Frogs’ losing streak reaches five.

TCU Baseball vs UC Irvine: March 3, 2018
TCU Baseball vs UC Irvine: March 3, 2018
Melissa Triebwasser

TCU dropped the first game of the series against Oklahoma on Friday night, falling to the Sooners 8-5.

The Frogs led twice in the contest, jumping out to an early 3-0 lead thanks to a bases-loaded walk by Connor Wanhanen in the second inning, and a Michael Landestoy single and an A.J. Balta sacrifice fly in the third.

After Nick Lodolo gave up three runs in the fourth, including a Kyler Murray home run, Luken Baker responded with a dinger of his own in the fifth. TCU’s 4-3 lead would hold until the seventh inning.

NIck Lodolo started the inning, but loaded the bases without getting an out, and gave way to Cal Coughlin. Coughlin immediately dispensed of his hitter with a strikeout, after which Schlossnagle pulled him in favor of Augie Mihlbauer, who walked two of the four batters he faced and hit another , pushing three runs across the plate to give Oklahoma the 6-4 lead.

The Frogs got one back in the bottom of the seventh thanks to some great baserunning by Wanhanen, and a wild pitch.

A run in the eighth for Oklahoma pushed the lead to 7-5, and Kyler Murray’s second home run of the game got us to our final score of 8-5.

TCU pitching struck out 18 hitters on the night, including 13 strikeouts for Lodolo, a career high. Unfortunately, they also gave up eight runs. It’s the ninth time this year TCU has given up at least seven runs in a game.

The Frogs will try to get one back against the Sooners on Saturday night, at 7pm. You can watch the game on ESPNU.