Preview: UT Arlington

Feb. 19, 2018


UT Arlington

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas | Lupton Stadium

FORT WORTH – No. 3 TCU will open its 16th season at Lupton Stadium Tuesday night when the Horned Frogs host UT Arlington at 6:30. The game is slated to be televised on FSSW.

Russell Smith vs. Daniel James

• TCU held on to its top-10 ranking across all poll after opening the season with a series victory at Grand Canyon.
• TCU has been in the top 10 of the rankings since June 6, 2016.
• TCU twice rallied back from multiple-run deficit over the weekend, posting a 1-1 record in those games.
• Ten Horned Frogs made their debut over the weekend, including five in the starting lineup.
• TCU scored multiple runs in an inning six times over the weekend.
• The TCU pitching staff registered double-digit strikeouts in two of the three games.
• TCU registered 10 extra base hits over the weekend, including three from Josh Watson.
Luken Baker stretched his streak of reaching base safely to 31 games dating back to last season.
• Baker hit his 20th career home run on Sunday.
Adam Oviedo, Zach Humphreys and Josh Watson all hit safely in all three games this season.
Connor Wanhanen has reached base safely in nine straight games dating back to last year.

• UT Arlington opened the season with a series loss against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.
• The tightly-contested series saw both teams score 14 runs combined over the weekend.
• Tuesday’s game marks the start of a four-game road trip for UT Arlington.
• As a team, the Mavericks hit .245 with seven extra base hits.
• Phil Berthiaume (.500) and R.J. Williams (.417) are off to hot starts at the plate.
• Omar Salinas led the team with four RBIs.
• On the mound, the Mavericks used 11 pitchers and posted a combined ERA of 4.67.
• The staff issued just seven walks and fanned 14.
• Defensively, the Mavericks committed just three errors, but didn’t allow an unearned run.
• The Mavericks surrendered two stolen bases on three attempts.

• The Horned Frogs and the Mavericks will be meeting for the 162nd time on Tuesday.
• TCU holds a 101-58-1 edge in the all-time series.
• TCU has won three straight dating back to 2017.
• Tuesday is the first of three meetings between the two teams in 2018. TCU will host two of the games.
• TCU won all three meetings last season, 7-2 (Feb. 21), 5-4 at UTA (April 4) and 6-1 (May 16).
• Since 2004, the Frogs are 27-7 against UTA.
• UT Arlington is 5-16 all-time at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU and UT Arlington have played every season since 1969.

• TCU will play 31 games at home this season.
• TCU went 28-4 at home last season.
• Under the guidance of Jim Schlossnagle, TCU is 338-106 in games played at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU is 113-23 at home over the last three-plus seasons.
• TCU ranked 10th nationally in average attendance this year with an average of 4,785.



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