March 29, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The No. 11 TCU Horned Frogs return home Tuesday night to open a five-game homestand. The Frogs will wrap up a home-and-home series against UT Arlington beginning at 6:30 p.m. The game will be aired live on The Mtn. Paul Gerrish
will make his second start of the season for TCU.
Paul Gerrish (1-1, 2.35) vs. Mark Picca (1-1, 4.84)
The Horned Frogs are going through a rough stretch as they are 2-3 in their last five.
Offensively, the Frogs continue to hit, posting a .348 average as a team.
With his 4-for-5 day at Air Force on Friday, Jason Coats raised his average back to .407.
Kyle Winkler joined Steven Maxwell with his fourth win of the season and is 4-0.
Brance Rivera and Taylor Featherston each hit their first home run of the season.
The third game against Air Force was suspended in the top of the seventh inning with the Falcons leading 16-15.
The Frogs had hit eight home runs in the contest that will be completed on May 14.
Matt Curry leads the team with 27 RBIs.
The Horned Frogs are 10-1 at home this season after a shutout of Texas State last week.
TCU holds a 171-54 (.761) all-time record at Lupton Stadium.
Under head coach Jim Schlossnagle, the Frogs are 150-45 (.771) at Lupton Stadium.
TCU's average of 3,007 fans ranks in the top 20 nationally.
UT ARLINGTON NOTABLES
The Mavericks are 12-12 entering Tuesday's game after defeating Northwestern State on Sunday.
UTA is 7-3 in its last 10 games played.
Michael Choice is the offensive catalyst with 11 home runs and a team-high 28 RBIs.
As a team, the Mavericks are hitting .292 with 65 extra base hits.
On the mound, the staff has posted a 5.29 ERA with a .286 batting average against.
Defensively, the Mavericks have a .962 fielding percentage.
Logan Bawcom is the closer with two saves on the season.
The Horned Frogs and the Mavericks will be meeting for the 138th time on Tuesday night.
TCU holds an 84-53 edge in the all-time series.
The Frogs have won 13 straight meetings against the Mavericks dating back to the 2004 season.
The Mavericks last win against TCU was on March 7, 2004 at Clay Gould Ballpark (8-7).
The Frogs are 9-3 against UTA at Lupton Stadium.
TCU won the first meeting this season, 15-2, in Arlington at Clay Gould Ballpark.