The Horned Frogs baseball team plated five runs in the fifth to recover from a 4-1 deficit and win 8-5 at Lupton Stadium on Saturday afternoon. Two of the five runs came when catcher Bryan Holaday hammered the ball out, breaking a then 4-4 tie.
After being stymied in much of Friday's loss, TCU's offense got started early, scoring in the second off doubles from Bryan Holaday and Jason Coats. Coats collected three hits in the contest while Holaday had two. The Horned Frogs also got a Taylor Featherston single in the first and a double from Chris Ellington but failed to score.
An eighth-inning three run homer by Chris Ellington capped off a five-run, four hit eighth inning in the Horned Frogs' decisive 10-2 victory over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks on Tuesday at Lupton Stadium.
Senior Hunt Woodruff ignited the eighth-inning fire with a pinch-hit triple. The inning also featured a single by Brance Rivera and a Matt Carpenter double and a wild pitch before the Ellington blast.
TCU scored two runs in the third precipitated by a walk and an error that would give the team the lead for good
The baseball team plated four runs in the eighth inning in a come-from-behind 6-5 win over Wichita State on Friday night at Lupton Stadium. Three of those runs came on first baseman Matt Vern's three-run home run.
Vern said he was simply taking advantage of an opportunity.
"I'm just blessed to have the opportunity to come up there and do that for my team when the time calls," Vern said. "It was good for us, and I was just out there to compete for the team and help get the team a win."
Carrying 13 pitchers, the baseball team has many choices for the mound, but no definite decisions have been made, head coach Jim Schlossnagle said.
While those decisions will be based on performance in practice over the next two weeks, Schlossnagle said he expects four freshmen - Kyle Winkler, Kaleb Merck, Erik Miller and Walker Kelly to contribute significantly.
Freshman pitchers will contribute a great deal of playing time, Schlossnagle said.
The Board of Trustees met Friday and approved a 5-percent tuition increase, raising the cost to attend the university to $28,250.
While no one likes tuition increases, it is good that the university realized TCU's tuition was rising too quickly as its cost is still above average.
According to Inside Higher Ed, the mean cost for a four-year private university is $25,143 for the 2008-2009 school year.
Last season, the Frogs, coming off of two straight home victories, went on the road to Laramie, Wyo., to face the Wyoming Cowboys.
The Cowboys proceeded to shock the Frogs and pull off a 24-21 upset.
"When we played them last year, they had two weeks to prepare and embarrassed us," head coach Gary Patterson said.
The Cowboys rushed for 232 yards in that contest, including two 100-yard rushers. The Frogs have allowed 168 yards rushing in eight games this season.
In this election year, political views are everywhere, but the university discourages professors from expressing their personal political views in the classroom. Although no specific policy forbids such talk, Nowell Donovan, provost and vice chancellor for student affairs, said it could interfere with the Academic Freedom and Faculty Responsibility section of the faculty handbook. This policy is commendable and should be maintained to ensure that professors do not push their political leanings on students.