March 25, 2013
TCU Horned Frogs (9-14) vs. Dallas Baptist (13-11)
| Date (Time)
Tuesday: March 26 (6:30 p.m. CT)|
|| Lupton Stadium | Fort Worth, Texas
| Starting Pitchers
Tuesday: LH Trevor Seidenberger vs. RH Blake Webster
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FORT WORTH -
The TCU Horned Frogs will make a brief stop at home on Tuesday night to host Dallas Bapist. Game time against the Patriots is set for 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium.
The Horned Frogs suffered their third straight sweep this past weekend and fell to 0-9 against teams ranked in the top 25.
Kevin Cron hit safely in all three games, giving him an 11 game hitting streak.
The Horned Frog pitching staff limited the Sooners to just 10 runs in the series.
TCU and Oklahoma played a pair of extra inning contests, giving TCU four extra inning games this season.
Runs have been at a premium this season. The Frogs have score two or fewer runs 10 times this season.
Andrew Mitchell made his return to the starting rotation on Sunday.
The TCU pitching staff ranks fourth in the Big 12 with its team ERA of 2.94.
Preston Morrison's 1.18 ERA ranks second in the league.
DALLAS BAPTIST NOTABLES
Playing in a conference for the first time since transitioning to Division I, Dallas Baptist took a 2-1 series victory over San Jose State on the road.
The teams split the first two games and DBU won the rubber match with a 6-1 victory on Sunday.
Since rattling off a six-game winning streak, the Patriots have won just two of their last five games.
Outfielder Jaime Garrido paces the team offensively with a .364 average, while Duncan McAlpine provides the power with six home runs and 25 RBI.
On the mound, the pitching staff has posted a 4.73 ERA.
Paul Voelker leads the way with 11 appearances on the mound and has two saves.
Defensively, the Patriots have committed 36 errors for a .961 fielding percentage.
Former Horned Frog Brance Rivera serves as an assistant coach and man's the first base coaches box.
TCU and Dallas Baptist are meeting for the 62nd time in program history.
The Frogs hold a 39-22 lead in the all-time series.
2013 marks the 10th straight season that the two programs have met on the diamond.
Since the series began in 2004, TCU holds a slim 11-9 lead.
Prior to this season's 6-1 win in Dallas, TCU had lost five straight to DBU dating back to 2009.
TCU is 6-6 at Lupton Stadium under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
TCU has lost its last two home games and looks to improve its 5-7 home record.
The Horned Frogs have an all-time record of 239-84 at home.
TCU is 45-20 under head coach Jim Schlossnagle in home midweek contests.
After 10 home games, TCU ranks 10th nationally in attendance, averaging 3,600 fans per game.
In each of the last two series, the Horned Frogs have needed extra innings to decide the victory. Against the Sooners, TCU needed extra innings to decide the victory.
It marked the 35th and 36th time under head coach Jim Schlossnagle that the Frogs have needed extra innings to decide a game.
The Frogs fell 3-2 in 12 innings on Friday, dropping them to 4-3 under Schlossnagle in games decided in 12 innings.
On Sunday, the Sooners took a 4-3 decision in 10 innings. In games decided in 10 innings, the Frogs are 14-9 under Schlossnagle.
Despite the two losses, TCU is still 23-13 under Schlossnagle in extra innings.
Kevin Cron has responded to a day off with an 11 game hitting streak, raising his average over .100 points.
For the first time in his two-year career, Cron came off the bench as a pinch hitter on March 9 against Pacific. He drove in the tying run in that contest, starting is hitting streak.
He is hitting .311 (14-for-45) during the streak with a trio of multi-hit games.
DOING THEIR JOB
Despite the overall 9-14 record, the pitching staff has more than done their job this season.
The group ranks fourth in the Big 12 with a 2.94 ERA. Additionally, the staff has given up the third-fewest runs among all pitching staffs. Preston Morrison ranks second in the Big 12 with his 1.18 ERA in six starts.
Seven Horned Frogs have started a game for TCU this season. As a group they have a 3.08 ERA with two shutouts. They are limiting opponents to a .246 batting average.
The relief corps has been even better, posting an ERA of 2.73 in 85 2/3 innings. Opponents are hitting just .214 against them. Alex Young, Travis Evans and Trey Teakell have not allowed an unearned run.
AT A PREMIUM
In three games against the Sooners this weekend, the Horned Frogs managed to score just six runs. It was for a lack of base runners as TCU stranded 25 men on base over the weekend.
If you take out the three double-digit runs games this season, the Horned Frogs are averaging 3.05 runs per game. Just six times this season, the Frogs have score more than five runs. In 10 games, they have scored two or fewer runs.
When scoring six or more runs, the Horned Frogs are 6-0.