Levi MaVorhis gave up two runs on seven hits in seven innings, leading Kansas State to a 6-2 victory over TCU in Big 12 baseball on Sunday.
Although the Horned Frogs (26-8, 7-5 Big 12) did not strike out in a game for the first time since 2014, and outhit the Wildcats 10-8, they hit into three double plays and stranded six more.
Kansas State (16-18, 4-8) scored a run in the third inning and stretched the lead to 5-0 with a four-run fifth to win the series two games to one.
A walk and two singles set the table for the big inning. A fielder’s choice brought in one run, a sacrifice fly another, then Max Brown hit a two-run triple.
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TCU cut into the deficit with two runs in the eighth inning.
Garrett Crain walked, and Jeremie Fagnan, Cody Jones and Evan Skoug hit consecutive singles, with Jones and Skoug knocking in runs.
But the rally fizzled and the Wildcats, now tied for sevent in the Big 12, toppled the team ranked fourth in the USA Today Coaches’ Poll.
Tyler Wolfe had three RBIs for Kansas State.
Jones and Skoug each had two hits and an RBI for TCU. It was the 14th time this season Jones has had more than one hit in a game.
Alex Young took the loss, giving up five hits and three earned runs in four innings.