Here’s what happened elsewhere over the weekend in the TCU sports world.
Baseball drops one to Kansas, still wins series
The No. 9 TCU baseball team took two out of three games in Lawrence, Kansas, this weekend against the Jayhawks. The offense didn’t arrive until Saturday for the Frogs, as they were limited to just 3 runs in a 4-3 loss in Friday’s opening game.
Luken Baker started on the mound for the Frogs and was pulled after 5 1/3 innings with a no decision. Jared Janczak came in to relieve Baker and was credited with 2 runs and a loss.
Saturday was much more positive for the Frogs. TCU scored 8 runs, and freshman Dalton Horton improved to 5-0 on the year from the mound in a solid seven-inning appearance.
Catcher Evan Skoug led the offensive charge with 4 RBIs in the game.
Sunday’s rubber match was all TCU as well. Thanks to an 8-run 5th inning that featured home runs from Skoug and Ryan Merrill, the Frogs won 14-6 to close the series.
Brian Trieglaff earned a win in relief of Sean Wymer, who lasted one inning in the start. TCU leaves Lawrence with a 24-7 record (6-3 in Big 12).
Baseball’s next game is Tuesday against Dallas Baptist at Lupton Stadium. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.
Track sets records in the desert
TCU’s track and field squad traveled to the Jim Click Invitational in Tucson, Arizona on Saturday and set two school records in a day.
Senior Brianna McGhee is now the fastest Horned Frog woman hurdler in history, with a time of 13.16 in the 100-meter hurdles. That time ranks sixth in the NCAA this year.
Fellan McGuigan, a freshman hammer thrower, extended his own school record with a toss of 211 feet, 6 inches.
Makaila Flannigan and Scotty Newsome won each long jump event for TCU.
Paola Miranda took home gold in the women’s hammer throw, while Megan Smith won first in the discus.
The Frogs also took home 3 silvers this weekend. They’ll have an off week before traveling to Gainesville, Florida, for the Tom Jones Memorial Invitational on April 22.