Club baseball prepares for conference play

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    The TCU club baseball team is preparing for the bulk of its season.

    The Horned Frogs lost a pair of games 7-4 and 3-2 to Tulane late last month, but learned from the experience. 

    “We didn’t do as hot as we would’ve liked,” junior sports broadcasting major Kevin Peters said. “We kind of took it with a grain of salt. But it was more of an opportunity for players to get work in a competitive situation.”

    Peters said the main reason for the losses was rust. 

    “It was our first time playing since early November of last year,” Peters said.

    Bernie Garces, a junior movement science major, said he liked the fire the team played with despite the losses.

    “The team did show a lot of promise and fight,” Garces said. “Now it’s just time to polish it off and do what we need to do to get it done.”

    TCU plays in the District VII – South Conference of the National Club Baseball Association Division II (NCBA). Five other teams make up the District VII – South Conference: Lamar University, Lone Star College, Rice University, Texas A&M Corps of Cadets and University of Houston – Downtown.

    Both Peters and Garces said the team’s ultimate goal is to make the NCBA Division II World Series. The NCBA World Series is from May 15-19 in Pittsburg, Kansas. 

    “The biggest threat is Texas A&M,” Garces said. “They won the World Series last year, but we gave them a good fight, and we return more of our core than they do.”

    TCU’s journey to the World Series continues against Texas Tech for a three-game series starting Feb. 21 at Rockwood Park in Fort Worth.