Head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle said he never doubted his teams attitude or effort, but a win over the Texas State Bobcats Tuesday evening may have taken some of the steam out of his doubts regarding No. 14 TCU's situational intelligence and execution going into TCU's weekend series.
The Horned Frogs (13-7) will face the University of Houston Cougars (11-11) in a three-game series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m.
Twelve hits allowed the No. 14 Horned Frogs to reach their 13th win on the season as they overpowered the Texas State Bobcats (15-5) Tuesday evening at Lupton Stadium by a score of 3-1. Despite trailing Texas State for the majority of the game, head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle said he was very proud of TCU's effort, especially on offense.
"It's been a while since I've been as impressed with a group of hitters in this park under these conditions as I have with these guys," Schlossnagle said.
On a breezy Tuesday evening at Lupton Stadium, the No. 7 Horned Frogs beat the University of Texas-Arlington Mavericks 7-3 in an offensively dominated 21-hit ballgame.
A few key defensive plays allowed TCU (8-4) to seal the victory under the leadership of starting freshman pitcher Stefan Crichton and three Frogs relievers. Mavs starting pitcher Chase Weaver recorded the loss, giving up two runs on three hits in two innings of work. The Mavericks fell to 6-6 for the season.
On a breezy evening at Lupton Stadium the No. 7 Horned Frogs beat the University of Texas - Arlington Mavericks 7-3 in an offensively dominated 21-hit ballgame. A few key defensive plays allowed TCU to seal the victory under the leadership of starting freshman pitcher Stefan Crichton and three Frogs' relievers. Although the video evidence might disagree with the umpire's call, senior reliever Trent Appleby was credited with an out in the top of the fifth when he picked off UTA left fielder Ryan Walker at first.
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