Baseball team to start home stretch with Wichita State

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    Wednesday night’s hiccup against Baylor University was the first for the Horned Frog baseball team since their season-opening loss to Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 20.

    In between the two losses, the team collected six straight wins, scored 63 runs and moved from No. 32 in the country to No. 11.

    TCU vs. Wichita State
    When: 6:30 p.m. tonight

    2 p.m. Saturday

    1 p.m. Sunday

    Where: Lupton Stadium

    The team will try to start another winning streak tonight when it kicks off a three-game weekend series against Wichita State University.

    The Shockers were ranked No. 36 in Collegiate Baseball Newspaper’s preseason poll and have compiled a 6-2 record so far this season. The team dropped out of the rankings after a 16-9 loss to Central Michigan University on Feb. 22 and has yet to break back into the polls.

    The Shockers most recently split a two-game home series against Brigham Young University.

    Last season, the Horned Frogs fell to the Shockers in all four contests between the two teams. The team’s first three losses to the Shockers came in a three-game series in Wichita. The three straight losses marked the team’s longest losing streak of the 2008 season. The final loss came in the opener of the NCAA Stillwater Regional in May.

    The Horned Frogs will play seven of their next eight contests at home, beginning with this weekend’s series against the Shockers. The team will host the University of Minnesota and the University of Oklahoma during the stretch.

    After Sunday’s series finale, the Horned Frogs will travel to San Marcos to battle the Texas State University Bobcats, a team they beat 8-2 on Feb. 25.