FROM CBB NEWS SOURCES
TCU 10 Western Kentucky 5
STILLWATER, Okla. – With the game knotted at five, Bryan Holaday delivered a two-run bases loaded double and the No. 18 TCU Horned Frogs staved off elimination in a 10-5 victory over Western Kentucky Saturday afternoon. Trent Appleby was outstanding in relief, helping the Frogs recover from an early 4-0 deficit. Matt Vern gave TCU a lead it would never relinquish with a third-inning home run.
“Our team, we have this relaxed intensity in the dugout,” said catcher Bryan Holaday. “We don’t press. We don’t try to do too much and when it’s late in the game if we’re down or if we’re tied, we have enough confidence in our team, in our bats and in our pitching that we’ll be able to get the job done either way.”
Wichita State 5 Oklahoma State 3
STILLWATER, Okla. – Wichita State (46-15) pitcher Aaron Shafer pitched a complete game and led the Shockers to a 5-3 victory over Oklahoma State (43-17) in the winners bracket final.
Shafer (11-3) allowed two earned runs on five hits and a walk, while sitting down 10 batters with strikes.
Donnie Webb led off the game with a single and rounded with a ground ball and an error by shortstop Dusty Coleman. Neil Medchill added to the short-lived Cowboy lead with a solo home run to start the second.