Carpenter slams first MLB homer
As the season kicks into gear, former Horned Frogs are making headlines in Major League Baseball.
After going 4-for-4 at the plate Sunday, Matt Carpenter is making headlines. The rookie drove in five runs in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 10-3 win against the Chicago Cubs.
Carpenter started the game with a single to center, scoring the first run of the game. Following another single, he knocked a two-run homer 428 feet in the fifth to put the Cards up 8-2.
It didn’t stop there for Carpenter as he tripled to deep center to score two more runs for St. Louis in the seventh.
Carpenter is batting .409 with 10s RBIs in 22 at-bats for the Cardinals.
With starters like Lance Berkman and David Freese with day-to-day injury status, the 26-year-old has played in four of the last five games for St. Louis.
Jake Arrieta (1-0, 3.10) has started on the mound twice for the Baltimore Orioles since the last Frogs in the Pros report.
Arrieta pitched 6 and 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts, seven hits and a walk Monday night at Chicago (White Sox).
After a 1-2-3 inning, Arrieta gave up a home run in the bottom of the second. The right-hander kept the Sox at bay until he found himself in trouble in the sixth, allowing two runs to score off a double. The Orioles won 10-4.
On April 11, Arrieta gave up four runs on five hits in the third game of the series against the New York Yankees.
He pitched five strikeouts and a walk in 6 and 2/3 innings of work. The Orioles went on to lose the game 6-4 in 10 innings at Camden Yards.
The right-handed reliever has seen action in four of the last five games for the San Diego Padres. Cashner (0-1, 2.70) pitched in the third game of the Arizona series and games one and three of the Los Angeles Dodgers series.
Cashner pitched one inning, allowing one hit and one walk in the bottom of the eighth at Colorado on Monday. The Padres won 7-1.
Cashner has pitched a total of 6 and 2/3 innings, striking out six batters and giving up three hits and seven walks.
The 36-year-old closer last saw action Sunday for the Boston Red Sox against the Tampa Bay Rays. Atchison came in the sixth for relief, allowing a hit and a walk with a strikeout before being pulled. The Red Sox went on to win 6-4 at Fenway Park.
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Ranking the Big XII cities
Two years of football in the Big XII have come and gone, and while the Frogs haven’t had the same success as in recent memory, one thing is for sure: we’ve learned that each of the ten Big XII schools is located in a city with a distinct culture and atmosphere.
From West Virginia to west Texas, Austin to Ames, each city has its high and low points, and after tallying the votes, here is what TCU students thought were the best and worst:
Newland: A life dedicated to teaching
Forty-five years and counting.
Leo Newland, professor of biology and coordinator of environmental science, became a professor in the fall of 1968 and doesn’t plan on stopping. This fall marked his 45th year at the university, making him the longest tenured professor.
“I will continue to teach until it’s no longer fun,” said Newland. “The single most important thing about your work has to be the enjoyment of it.”
He credits his amazing interactions with his students for his lengthy time teaching at TCU.
Meacham hired as new Offensive Coordinator
Doug Meacham was announced as the new offensive coordinator for the TCU football team Thursday.
Meacham spent the 2013 season as the co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at the University of Houston. From 2005-12, he coached tight ends and receivers at Oklahoma State.
"Our goal is to remain a physical football team," head coach Gary Patterson said in a press release. "Coach Meacham was part of an Oklahoma State system that was highly successful throwing the football, and he continued that in his one year at Houston.”
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