Two pitches, and Matt Purke picked up his seventh win of the year. Sounds easy, right? Not quite, but the Frogs did notch an important win over Baylor last night, winning 5-4 in 10 innings. After Paul Gerrish pitched a great opening five innings, he was left in just a tad too long as he gave up a two-run home run that gave Baylor the lead in the Top of the 6th. Tyler Lockwood came on and was solid as usual in relief, throwing four and a third scoreless innings which gave the Frogs the opportunity to get back in it.
Baylor closer Brooks Pinckard had a little trouble finding the strike zone, as he walked two Frogs in the 9th and then beaned Aaron Schultz with the bases loaded to tie the game at 4. After Purke came in to record the final out in the Top of the 10th, Pinckard hit Brance Rivera and Bryan Holaday on the first two pitches in the bottom of the inning! After Jason Coats bunted them over to 2nd & 3rd, Joe Weik won it with a sac fly.
Very weird, very sloppy ballgame, but a big win for the Frogs, who are now 7-2 against the Big 12 this year and 31-8 overall. They can finish off a two-game sweep of Baylor tonight when the two teams face each other again, this time in Waco. Greg Holle will be on the mound for TCU.