TCU Concludes Homestand Wednesday


Feb. 23, 2016

 No. 13 TCU vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff

 Date | Time  Wednesday, Feb. 24; 6:30 p.m.
 Location  Charlie and Marie Lupton Baseball Stadium
 Watch  Live Stream
 Live Stats  Gametracker
 Game Notes  TCU Game Notes


FORT WORTH - TCU wraps up its season-opening four game homestand Wednesday night when it hosts Arkansas-Pine Bluff at 6:30 p.m.

STARTING PITCHER
Wednesday: Devon Roedahl (TCU) vs. TBA (UAPB)

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU took a 2-1 series victory over Loyola Marymount Opening Weekend.
• After dropping the season-opener, TCU bounced back with consecutive shutouts to earn the series win.
• TCU upped its shutout total to 26 games since the start of the 2014 season, a mark that is tops in the NCAA.
• The Horned Frog pitching staff hasn’t allowed an earned run in its last 24 2/3 innings pitched.
• On Sunday, head coach Jim Schlossnagle became the all-time winningest coach in TCU baseball history with his 518th win in the Purple and White.
Luken Baker earned Big 12 Newcomer of the Week after tossing six shutout innings and hitting a home run on Sunday.
• Baker’s home run marks the second consecutive season that a freshman has tallied the first home run of the season.
Elliott Barzilli burst out of the gates offensively with a league-leading .636 batting average in the first three games of the season.

ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF NOTABLES
• Arkansas-Pine Bluff was picked to finish second in the SWAC’s west division.
• Shortstop Roberto Colon and pitcher Blake Estep were first-team preseason all-conference.
• Outfielder Jerimiah Figueroa and designated hitter Chris Burns were tabbed preseason second-team all-conference.
• The Golden Lions came out of Opening Weekend winless in three tries against North Dakota State.
• One of the three losses was a 10-inning setback on Saturday.
• Offensively, the team hit at a .273 clip with five extra base hits.
• Jaqueese Moore put together a solid season debut, hitting .538 (7-for-13).
• Jaylen Jackson and Jordan Knox tied for the team-lead with three RBIs each.
• On the mound, the Golden Lions utilized 11 pitchers.
• Anthony Bowmaker made two appearances, tossing a combined three scoreless innings.
• Defensively, UAPB allowed 13 stolen bases.
• In the field, the Golden Lions committed just two errors.

SERIES HISTORY
• Arkansas-Pine Bluff and TCU are playing each other for the second time in program history.
• Arkansas-Pine Bluff holds a 1-0 record in the series.
• The lone meeting between the two programs came back on March 5, 2013.
• The Golden Lions took a 6-4 victory at Lupton Stadium.

HOT START
Elliott Barzilli has busted out of the gates at the plate, hitting a robust .636 after the first three games. He paces the Big 12 field with his average. His seven hits on the season are tied for third in the league.

Since coming to TCU in the fall of 2014, Barzilli is hitting .288 in 36 games played. He has started at least one game at three of the four infield positions since coming to TCU and all four positions in his collegiate career.

NEW FACES GALORE
The first weekend of the season saw the coaching staff utilize 11 new faces on the diamond in some capacity.

Six of the new faces appeared in the lineup, while the other five debuted on the mound. All six field players appeared in the starting lineup in at least two games, while two newcomers earned a start on the mound over the weekend.

A FIRST TIME FOR EVERYTHING
Luken Baker became the first Horned Frog under the tutelage of Jim Schlossnagle to start a game on the mound and also be in the starting lineup as a hitter.

He’s just the fourth two-way player since Schlossnagle took over in 2004. He joins Bo Cogbill, Shawn Ferguson and Jerrick Suiter as the only Horned Frogs to see time on the mound and at the plate. Jerrick Suiter is the lone member of the group to have started a game on the mound.

HOME COOKING
TCU has enjoyed the friendly confines of Lupton Stadium to the tune of a 35-5 record since the start of the 2015 season.

The fans have been a huge factor in the success of the team. Opening Weekend saw the Frogs average 4,437 fans per game. Since the start of the 2015 season, TCU is average 4,119 fans per game.

ALONE AT THE TOP
Sunday’s victory over Loyola Marymount gave head coach Jim Schlossnagle his 518th victory at TCU making him the all-time winningest head coach in TCU history.

He passed the legendary Lance Brown who racked up 517 wins as head coach from 1986-2003. The duo are the only head coaches in school history to have over 500 wins.

Schlossnagle has 595 career victories, leaving him just five wins shy of 600.


 

 

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