Oklahoma Snaps TCU's Win Streak, 8-3
April 20, 2010
NORMAN, Okla. - The No. 8 TCU Horned Frogs saw their seven-game winning streak come to an end at the hands of No. 18 Oklahoma. The Sooners used a five-run fourth inning to hand the Frogs an 8-3 loss. Jason Coats and Bryan Holaday homered for the Frogs. Jantzen Witte extended his hitting streak to 10 games with a two-hit night.
Paul Gerrish (1-3) allowed five runs (four earned) on five hits in 3 2/3 innings. He walked two and struck out two in the loss. Greg Holle was touch for three runs on four hits in 2 1/3 innings of work. The junior fanned two and walked one. Tyler Lockwood pitched a perfect seventh inning with one strikeout and Trent Appleby pitched a scoreless eighth inning.
TCU took advantage of a two-out error by the Sooners in the first inning to take the early lead. Coats reached on a throwing error by the pitcher and moved to third on a base hit by Curry. Josh Elander battled Sooner starter Ryan Gibson and come up with an RBI single to give the Frogs the lead.
Coats added to the Frog lead in the second with a one-out solo home run for a 2-0 lead. The blast to straight away center was his 11th of the season.
Oklahoma cut the lead in half in the bottom of the second, taking advantage of two Frog errors. With two on and two out, Gerrish walked Danny Black. An errant throw on a pick-off attempt allowed the Sooners' first run of the game to score.
In the fourth, the Sooners sent nine men to the plate and scored five runs to open up a 6-2 lead. Max White was the benefactor of a ball getting lost in the lights as he reached on a one-out triple. Cameron Seitzer put the Sooners on top with a home run to right field. Caleb Bushyhead singled in a run and Black doubled in two more runs before the inning came to an end.
Leading off the fifth inning, Holaday got one of the runs back as he connected on his fifth home run of the season. Coats followed with a single and Elander worked a one-out walk. Both runners advanced on a wild pitch, but the Frogs couldn't find the hit to drive in the runs.
The Frogs wasted another golden opportunity to cut into the Sooners lead in the sixth inning. Jantzen Witte tripled to center field with one out, but was left stranded as Michael Rocha retired the next two batters to get out of the inning.
Black drove in two more runs with a two-out home run in the bottom of the sixth as the Sooners extended their lead to 8-3.
TCU falls to 27-8 on the season. The Frogs return home to host UNLV for a three-game series. Friday's series opener is slated to begin at 6:30 p.m. All three games of the conference series will be aired live on The Mtn.
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