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Oklahoma State Beats No. 18 TCU 6-2 to Even Series

March 23, 2024

STILLWATER – Brian Holiday threw a complete game to lead Oklahoma State to a 6-2 win over No. 18 TCU Saturday night at O’Brate Stadium.

With the win, OSU improved to 14-9 and 2-3 in Big 12 play, while TCU fell to 17-6 and 2-6 in the league.

Offensively, Aidan Meola went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, while Kollin Ritchie homered and drove in three runs.

Holiday improved to 2-1 as he struck out a career-high 14 while allowing just two runs on four hits. The junior right-hander became the first OSU pitcher to throw a complete game since Justin Campbell against Kansas in 2022.

It also marked the second consecutive game Holiday has recorded double digits in strikeouts as he had 11 last week against UCF.

The Cowboys got off to a hot start in the first. Carson Benge delivered a double for OSU’s first hit, and two batters later, Meola brought him home with a single. Ritchie followed with a three-run home run to left-center field to put the Pokes up 4-0. The homer was Ritchie’s fourth of the season.

Holiday held TCU hitless over the first six innings before a Logan Maxwell infield single to open the seventh broke up the no-no. Later in the frame, Anthony Silve brought home the Frogs’ first run with a two-out RBI double. 

The Frogs cut their deficit in half in the eighth, getting a pair of singles and an RBI groundout, but OSU added two insurance runs in the bottom of the inning, getting a pinch-hit RBI single from Zach Ehrhard before Benge drew a bases loaded walk to make the score 6-2.

The two teams will battle for the series win in Sunday’s finale at 1 p.m.

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