April 15, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -
Riding a four-game winning streak, the No. 10 TCU Horned Frogs return to Mountain West Conference play as they hit the road for a three-game series at BYU. All three games of the series will be televised live on BYU-TV (Dish - 9403; DirecTV - 374). Thursday's series-opener is set for a 7 p.m. (CST) start.
#10 TCU @ BYU
THURSDAY, APRIL 15 -- 7 p.m.
Matt Purke (4-0, 3.32) vs. Matt Neil (3-3, 5.62)
FRIDAY, APRIL 16 -- 7 p.m.
Kyle Winkler (5-0, 3.15) vs. Chunner Nyberg (0-2, 7.71)
SATURDAY, APRIL 17 -- 2 p.m.
Steven Maxwell (5-0, 3.20) vs. Chris Capper (2-0, 4.19)
MILLER FIELD -- PROVO, UTAH
Internet: www.gofrogs.com | Radio: KTCU
TV: BYU-TV (Live)
TCU is in the midst of a four-game winning streak after a sweep of Houston and a win over Texas A&M.
The pitching staff has dominated, allowing just five total runs in the four games.
Jason Coats became the 11th player in school history to hit three home runs in a game.
Defensively, the Frogs committed just two errors in the last four games.
Aaron Schultz connected on two home runs over the weekend.
Taylor Featherston returned to the lineup on Tuesday after missing the Houston series with a minor injury.
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 10-4 away from home this season, including an 8-3 mark on an opponents field.
TCU holds a 92-62 (.597) road record under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
Steven Maxwell and Kyle Winkler are 3-0 on the road this season.
The Cougars are in a stretch where they are playing five days in a row.
BYU swept a two-game series against No. 20 Kansas State already this week.
The two-game sweep enabled the Cougars to get to .500 on the season (16-16).
Brandon Relf is the leading hitter for the Cougars with a .371 batting average.
As a team, the Cougars are hitting .327 with 34 home runs.
The pitching staff has yielded a .335 batting average against and posted an ERA of 6.76.
Defense has been a struggle with 58 errors in 32 games for a .953 fielding percentage.
Thursday's meeting is the fourth of six against the Cougar's this weekend.
TCU and BYU have met on the diamond 29 times.
The Frogs hold a commanding 23-6 record against BYU.
TCU won the series at Lupton Stadium earlier this season, 2-1.
BYU won the series finale, 5-4.