April 12, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The No. 10 TCU Horned Frogs return home briefly for a midweek contest against Texas A&M Tuesday night. The Frogs are coming off a three-game sweep of Houston and will look to keep the momentum going. First pitch at Lupton Stadium is set for 6:30 p.m. The game will air live on The Mtn. (DirecTV 616).
Paul Gerrish (1-2, 3.15) vs. Nick Fleece (1-0, 4.50)
TCU put together an impressive three-game sweep of Houston on the road last week.
The pitching staff dominated, allowing just four total runs in the three games.
Jason Coats became the 11th player in school history to hit three home runs in a game.
Defensively, the Frogs committed just one error on the weekend and it was by a pitcher.
Aaron Schultz connected on two home runs over the weekend.
Jantzen Witte filled in for an injured Taylor Featherston at shortstop and had six hits, including his first career home run.
Kyle Winkler and Steven Maxwell each earned their fifth win of the season and Tyler Lockwood notched his second save of the year.
The Horned Frogs are 13-3 at home this season.
TCU holds a 174-56 (.756) road record under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
Under head coach Jim Schlossnagle, the Frogs are 153-47 (765) at Lupton Stadium.
TCU's average of 3,028 fans ranks in the top 20 nationally.
TEXAS A&M NOTABLES
The Aggies are coming off a 2-1 series loss to Baylor this past weekend.
Texas A&M has dominated at home (17 wins), but has struggled away from home with only three wins in nine tries.
Offensively, the Aggies are hitting .310 as a team with Brodie Greene leading the charge (.387).
Speed is a key component to the Aggie attack with 12 triples and 53 stolen bases.
On the mound, the Aggies has posted a 3.56 ERA and are holding opponents to a .241 batting average.
Defense has been a struggle with 53 errors on the year and a .956 fielding percentage and only 21 double plays turned.
TCU and Texas A&M will be meeting for the 249th time on Tuesday night.
The Aggies hold a commanding series lead, 159-85-4.
Since renewing the rivalry three years ago, the Aggies are 3-0.
Texas A&M won a 3-2 contest at Lupton Stadium the last time it was here in 2008.