TCU loses 2-1 as offense fails to back up another solid start by Finnegan

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Brandon Finnegan tossed his second complete game of the year for TCU, but the Horned Frogs’ offense did little to back it up in a 2-1 loss to Kansas State on Saturday at Tointon Family Stadium.

Finnegan went eight innings and allowed only two runs — one earned — on five hits with eight strikeouts and two walks to keep the Wildcats’ NCAA-leading offense at bay.

Kansas State (31-13, 8-5 Big 12) countered, however, with four pitchers combining to hold the Frogs to one run while scattering eight hits. Starter Matt Wivinis (6-1) gave up TCU’s lone run in the first inning.

Finnegan stayed winless on the year and dropped to 0-6 despite having a 2.12 ERA for the season. The Frogs (19-23, 7-10) have scored an average of just 1.8 runs in the 10 games Finnegan has started this year, though, and they’ve lost nine of those 10 games as well.

TCU took a 1-0 lead over Kansas State in the first inning after Cody Jones led off with a single, stole second and advanced to third on a Boomer White groundout. Jantze Witte’s two-out single brought Jones home.

The Wildcats responded right away with Shane Conlon’s one-out RBI double that scored Ross Kivett.

In the second, Austin Fisher reached first on an error by shortstop Keaton Jones, and Clayton Dalrymple provided the game-deciding run two batters later with an infield single.

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