Sooners take 12th inning, 3-2 win over Frogs Friday afternoon

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    A passed ball with bases loaded in the 12th inning allowed the winning run to come across the plate for No. 16 Oklahoma and give TCU its third straight Big 12 loss.

    TCU was able to force extra innings with a ninth inning sacrifice fly, but the Sooners took the 3-2 win over the Frogs.

    The Friday afternoon game was the third extra innings game for the Frogs this season. They are now 1-2 in extra innings games this year. The other loss came after 12 innings when the Kansas Jayhawks took the 2-0 win March 17.

    The Frogs are 23-12 in extra innings under head coach Jim Schlossnagle and 4-3 in games that went to 12 innings.

    Sooner right fielder Max White led off the 12th inning with a base hit and moved to third after a double from first baseman Matt Oberste. An intentional walk loaded the bases before second baseman Hector Lorenzana swung and missed Frog freshman lefty Alex Young’s pitch. The ball got past sophomore catcher Jerrick Suiter and bounced to the backstop, allowing White to score the game-winning walk-off run.

    The Frogs had already gotten out a bases loaded situation in the 11th when Alex Young came on with two outs and was able to get a fly ball for the third out.

    Until the 12th inning, TCU looked like it was poised for a comeback. 

    The ninth inning started with a pinch-hit single from Suiter, making him 4-for-7 as a pinch hitter in his career. Sophomore second baseman Derek Odell reached base on a fielding error by the Sooner shortstop, and a passed ball allowed both runners to move up a base. Senior third baseman Jantzen Witte hit the sacrifice fly to center to tie the game at two and force extra innings.

    Sophomore right hander Preston Morrison started the game and threw for eight innings. Morrison has pitched at least seven innings in all six of his starts this season, and during his outing Friday, he allowed two runs on nine hits, walked three and struck out three in the no-decision. He also had his third pick off of the season. Freshman righty Riley Ferrell came in to relieve Morrison and stayed in for 1.2 innings where he walked one and gave up a hit.

    Sophomore lefty Travis Evans came in and gave up two hits in his one inning pitched. Young (3-2) took the loss after giving up the unearned run on two hits and a walk.

    Sophomore first baseman Kevin Cron had a 10th inning single to extend his hitting streak to four games. Sophomore center fielder Cody Jones extended his hitting streak as well to four games with a double in the sixth. Sophomore shortstop Keaton Jones ended his streak of reaching base at 14 games.