April 18, 2011
TEXAS A&M GAME NOTES
FORT WORTH, Texas -
Texas A&M Aggies
26-10 (11-4 Big 12)
TCU Horned Frogs
25-11 (10-2 MWC)
TUESDAY, APRIL 19 6:35 PM
TCU - RHP Andrew Mitchell
2-0, 1.24 ERA, 36.1 IP, 14 BB, 36 K
Texas A&M - RHP Brandon Parrent
1-3, 3.55 ERA, 25.1 IP, 8 BB, 14 K
The TCU baseball team will wrap up a five-game road trip Tuesday night at No. 6 Texas A&M. The Horned Frogs are currently 3-1 on the road trip and are coming off a sweep of San Diego State. First pitch is slated for 6:35 p.m. at Olsen Field.
TCU swept San Diego State to improve to 10-2 in league play.
Both Jason Coats and Taylor Featherston tallied their 200th career hit over the weekend.
Kyle Winkler picked up his league-leading sixth victory of the season.
TCU earned its first extra-inning win of the season with a 7-4 win in 10 innings on Sunday.
Coats has pushed his hitting streak to 16 games. Additionally, the junior has a six-game RBI streak.
Jantzen Witte has put together a 13 game hitting streak.
The Frogs are 10-2 since the calendar flipped to April.
Joe Weik hit his third home run Sunday.
TCU will be playing just its 13th game away from home this season.
Under Coach Schlossnagle, the Horned Frogs have a record of 113-69 on an opponent's home field.
The Frogs are 3-1 on their current five game road trip.
TEXAS A&M NOTABLES
The Aggies rallied to take a 2-1 series victory over Baylor this past weekend.
Pitching is the name of the game for A&M as it has a 2.25 team ERA, a mark that ranks in the top 10 nationally.
Offensively, the Aggies are hitting at a .283 clip led by Tyler Naquin's .383 average.
The Aggies are a sound defensive team with a .980 fielding percentage.
The Aggies have swiped 58 bases this season.
Krey Bratsen is the catalyst with 16 stolen bases in 20 tires.
TCU and Texas A&M will be meeting for the 250th time on Tuesday night.
The Aggies hold a commanding series lead, 159-86-4.
Since renewing the rivalry three years ago, the Aggies are 3-1 against the Frogs.
TCU defeated the Aggies 6-1 a year ago at Lupton Stadium.
TCU is 0-2 at Olsen Field since renewing the rivalry.
The Frogs last win in College Station was on April 30, 1994 (6-3).
ROAD TRIPPING WITH THE FROGS
The Horned Frogs have enjoyed playing away from home to the tune of a 9-3 road record this season.
Offensively, the team is hitting .326 in the 12 road games, led by Jason Coats' .400 batting average. Jantzen Witte is close behind with a .396 average.
TCU is averaging 6.9 runs away from this season.
On the mound, the staff has posted a 2.72 ERA in 106 innings pitched. They have allowed just four home runs and are holding opponents to a .225 average.
Matt Purke (0.59) and Stefan Crichton (0.69) have posted sub-one ERAs.
Defensively, the team is fielding at a .968 clip.
The Frogs have rolled out four impressive freshmen right arms this season. The duo of Andrew Mitchell and Stefan Crichton are 5-2 on the season.
Additionally Tony Rizzotti and Nick Frey have shown flashes of solid stuff.
Mitchell leads the league with his 1.24 ERA in 15 appearances. He is 2-0 with two saves in 36.1 innings pitched.
The quartet is limiting opponents to a .218 batting average against and has posted an ERA of 2.18 in 78 1/3 innings pitched. They have collected 72 strikeouts, while issuing just 24 walks.
ON THE RISE
Jason Coats has found his swing, putting together a season-long 16 game hitting streak. The streak has seen him raise his average to a season-high .310.
Additionally, he has produced an RBI in six straight contests.
Over the course of the 16 games, Coats is hitting .397 (25-for-63) with 17 runs scored and 18 runs driven in. He has eight doubles and two home runs.
During the steak, he has tallied eight multi-hit games and four multiple RBI contests. He has driven in a run in 11 of those contests.