TCU Wraps Up Homestand Tuesday Night
Feb. 17, 2014
The Horned Frogs were paced offensively by Cody Jones' .417 average. Jones was a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases. Kevin Cron had two doubles over the weekend and posted a .500 on-base percentage. He reached base safely in all three games. Six of TCU's 10 runs were scored with two outs. Jerrick Suiter led the way with three RBIs, all coming with two outs.
Brandon Finnegan picked up his first win since June 3, 2012. He fanned a career-high 13 batters in a 5-0 win. Trey Teakell has not allowed an earned run in his last eight outings, spanning 19 2/3 innings. Preston Morrison went eight innings in a start for the 11th time in his career. Defensively, the Frogs had an error in each game.
NORTHERN COLORADO NOTABLES
Jake Ekman has gotten off to the hottest start with five hits and a .500 (5-for-10) batting average. Ben Netzel has two of the Bears' four RBIs. Ryan Yamane is a perfect 2-for-2 in stolen bases. On the mound, the Bears have posted a 5.62 ERA and are allowing opponents to hit .302. Josh Wagner has appeared in two of the three games this season. The bullpen has posted an ERA of 4.90, while the starters have 5.94 ERA. Defensively, the Bears have five errors and have surrendered nine stolen bases.
Last season, TCU ranked 11th nationally in attendance, averaging almost 3,600 fans per game. TCU averaged 3,407 fans per game this past weekend.
A CAREER DAY
He didn't disappoint as he tossed seven dominating innings to help the Horned Frogs get the 5-0 victory. Finnegan fanned eight of the first nine batters he faced en route to a career-high 13 strikeouts.
It marked the third time in his career the left-hander notched double-digit strikeouts. Finnegan struck out 11 at Jacksonville last season and 12 against Texas.
His efforts earned him his first career Pitcher of the Week accolade.
For the 20th time in his career, the junior turned in a quality start (6 or more innings). He tossed eight scoreless frames. Eleven times, Morrison has thrown at least eight innings in a start.
He has started 27 games over the course of his career and boasts a miniscule 1.76 ERA in 183 2/3 innings pitched.
PLENTY OF NEW FACES ON THE DIAMOND
Alexander was the tough-luck losing pitcher in his debut allowing a run on six hits in 4 2/3 innings. Trieglaff allowed a run on a hit in his lone inning of work.
Crain posted a .333 average with an RBI, while Castellano matched Crain's three total hits and posted a .273 average.
Jerrick Suiter leads the Frogs with three RBIs this season, all of them coming with two outs. TCU is hitting .290 as a team with two outs this season. The Frogs have gone down in order in just five of the 25 innings they've been on offense.
Last season, the Horned Frogs tallied only 88 two-out RBIs on the season and hit just .231 as a team with two outs.