Baseball Opens Season At No. 13 Ole Miss
Feb. 14, 2013
FORT WORTH - The 2013 baseball season is set to get underway Friday night when No. 12 TCU hits the road to take on a familiar foe in No. 13 Ole Miss. The season opener is set for Friday afternoon at 4 p.m.
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SEASON OPENER NOTABLES
Those 10 schools include: Rice, Virginia, Arkansas, Oral Roberts, TCU, South Carolina, Florida State, North Carolina, Cal State Fullerton and Miami (Fla.).
Additionally, TCU is one of eight schools to have appeared in three of the last four Super Regionals (Florida, Arizona State, Arkansas, Florida State, Virginia, Texas and South Carolina).
Prior to coming to TCU, Jim Schlossnagle guided the UNLV Rebels to the tournament in 2003, giving him 10 straight postseason appearances.
ANOTHER MILESTONE IN REACH
At 388 career wins as the TCU skipper, he needs just 12 victories to collect his 400th win at TCU. Additionally, he is just 35 victories away from 500 in his coaching career.
In 11 seasons as a head coach, Schlossnagle has a .677 (465-222) winning percentage. He ranks 11th in winning percentage among active coaches with at least five years of experience.
A MOUND OF EXPERIENCE
This season, the Frogs return 87% of the innings pitched. The staff combined to start 61 of 62 games played and went 33-18 with five saves. They have an ERA of 3.35 as a group.
In the offseason, the Frogs added eight pitchers to their roster. Seven of the eight are freshmen. Three of them were drafted: Tejay Antone (22nd round; NY Mets), Alex Young (32nd round, Texas Rangers)and Mitchell Traver (39th round, Houston Astros).
AMONG THE NATION'S ELITE
The 269 victories ranks in a tie for seventh nationally, while the .732 winning percentage is also tied for seventh-best nationally. Both totals are tied with Rice for the best in the state of Texas.
HOME SWEET HOME
In 2012, the Frogs boasted a 23-9 record in 32 home games. As a team, TCU outscored its opponents 148-90. The Frogs tallied 42 doubles, eight triples and 10 home runs at home in 2012.
On the mound, the pitching staff enjoyed the friendly confines to the tune of a 2.45 ERA with five shutouts. The staff fanned 243 batters and held opponents to a .227 batting average against.
A NEW HOME
On July 1, TCU officially became members of the Big 12 Conference. It marks the fifth league in TCU's athletic history and the fourth conference affiliation for TCU since 1996.
The Frogs won seven conference titles in the SWC and seven in the Mountain West. TCU has enjoyed success in each of the last three conferences. Since the demise of the Southwest Conference, the Frogs have posted a .675 (293-141) winning percentage in league play since 2007.
TCU was conference foes with Texas Tech, Texas and Baylor from 1923-1996 when the Southwest Conference dissolved. From 1923-25, TCU and Oklahoma State met on the diamond as conference opponents.
Since the demise of the SWC, the Frogs have not shied away from competition, playing 145 games against current members of the Big 12.
TCU and Oklahoma have met each season on the diamond since 1996. The Frogs renewed their series with the Bears in 2000 and have played every year since. TCU has played Texas Tech in every season except 2006 and 2008.
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