Trailing Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2-1 in the third inning at Lupton Stadium on Tuesday night, with a runner on second and the meat of the Islander lineup coming up, head coach Jim Schlossnagle called on his bullpen to help him get out of a jam.
Reliever Tyler Lockwood calmly took the mound and picked off the runner. Horned Frog hurlers didn't allow another baserunner on the evening as the team cruised to a 6-2 victory on Armed Forces Night.
Fresh from stealing No. 18 New Mexico's spot atop the Mountain West Conference with a weekend sweep, the Horned Frog baseball team hits the road this week brimming with confidence.
Now in a first-place tie with San Diego State, they'll need that confidence as they play eight of their next nine games away from Lupton Stadium, including a showdown with Texas in Austin tonight and a rematch with Oklahoma in Norman next Tuesday.
The Horned Frog hitters ate their Wheaties Sunday morning.
Five sluggers belted home runs, including two grand slams in the fifth inning, in a 19-3 rout of New Mexico with the wind blowing straight out at Lupton Stadium on Sunday afternoon. TCU (19-9, 6-3 MWC) completed a weekend sweep of the Lobos (25-8, 5-4 MWC) to leapfrog New Mexico and move into a tie for first with San Diego State atop the conference standings.
The game-winning home run - it's the baseball player's dream.
Except Horned Frog catcher Bryan Holaday's; he'd rather catch a shutout from one of his friends on the mound.
"Catching a shutout, it's not just me doing all the things - it's everyone on my team that's working toward the goal," Holaday said. "That to me is a lot better than having one hit and winning a game that way."
Editor's note: This story was revised for accuracy at 7:46 p.m. Thursday.
A top-25, I-35 showdown ended in heartbreak for the Horned Frogs on Wednesday night as they dropped a 2-1 squeaker to Baylor University in a game that came down to the last strike.
Senior pinch-hitter Hunt Woodruff had a chance to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth with a man on second and two out, but he found left fielder Adam Hornung's glove in shallow left field to end a pitcher's duel with the wind blowing toward home plate at Lupton Stadium.
Head coach Jim Christian told junior forward Zvonko Buljan to pick up the effort for Wednesday night's game against the Air Force Academy at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.
The junior responded with a game-high 20 points, eight rebounds and five steals in a 62-50 win over the Falcons, snapping a six-game losing streak and putting a wide grin on the Croatian native's face.
"I think we had confidence today," he said. "We played together, and everybody was laughing and smiling and talking to each other."
Wednesday night was not a good one for University of Utah star center Luke Nevill.
But it was a great one for guard Carlon Brown.
The Ute sophomore put in 14 points and a career high 12 rebounds as the University of Utah used a strong second half performance to hand the Horned Frogs a stinging 62-54 loss at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum Wednesday night, their third straight.
So Americans aren't walking textbooks, according to a recent study.
The Intercollegiate Studies Institute recently questioned Americans about their knowledge of America's founding principles, political history, international relations and market economy. Those surveyed received an average grade of 44 percent, and more than 1,700 people failed the test. The institute supports a traditional curriculum for students.
With the renovation of Sherley Hall underway and plans set for remodeling the interior of Colby Hall, incoming residents will be left without an option for single-sex housing.
Craig Allen, director of Residential Services, said the dorm will open coed next fall to make room for male students who will be displaced by the closing of Milton Daniel Hall for renovation. After the two dorms reopen, a decision will be made whether to keep the dorms coed or make a return to single-sex status.
The Neeley School of Business has a strong entrepreneurial background. It seems only natural, then, for the TCU Bookstore to have some competition from one bright business student.
Horned Frog entrepreneur Josh Dennis, who founded Frogbookstore.com, and a team of three, claims to offer 20 to 60 percent discounts off the Barnes & Noble bookstore on campus and free delivery straight to the student's door, provided it's in the TCU area. Students just type in their course and department numbers and wait for the package to show up.