Stillwater Regional Day 3 Recap

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OK State 9 TCU 8

FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 18 TCU Horned Frogs never say die approach in games reared its head as they battled back from an 8-2 deficit with six runs in the last two innings to tie the game. The comeback was not to be, though, as No. 5 Oklahoma State’s Jordy Mercer capped a career-day with his third home run of the game in the bottom of the ninth to give the Cowboys a 9-8 victory in the Stillwater Regional. Bryan Kervin drove in four runs in his final game in the Purple and White with a home run and a double. TCU finished another outstanding season with a 44-19 record.

Trailing 8-2 entering the eighth inning, the Frogs came alive. A furious two-out rally pulled them within one as they plated five runs on four hits. Ben Carruthers opened the inning with a base hit up the middle and move to second on a walk to Steve Ellington, ending OSU starter Matt Gardner’s day.

OK State Recap
TCU Recap

Wichita State 11 Oklahoma State 7

STILLWATER, Okla. – Wichita State advanced to its second-straight Super Regional with an 11-7 come from behind win over Oklahoma State in 10 innings.

Clint McKeever hit a grand slam in the top of the frame to break a 7-7 stalemate, and junior reliever Logan Hoch held the Cowboys scoreless in the final innings.

Truly a rollercoaster game, the score went back-and-forth all night. The Shockers scored immediately in the top of the first with an Andy Dirks single and a Conor Gillaspie double, but the Cowboys answered with two in the bottom.

WSU took a temporary lead in the second after back-to-back singles from Josh Workman and Tyler Weber. Tyler Hill laid down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners into scoring position, and a Kevin Hall ground ball and a Dirks double each plated a run. OSU knotted it up in the bottom of the third as Anthony Capra struggled with control. On the other side OSU starter Luis Flores sailed through the third and fourth.

Wichita State Recap
Oklahoma State Recap