Road Swing Starts Tuesday At DBU




Feb. 25, 2013

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TCU Horned Frogs (0-6) @ Dallas Baptist Patriots (4-3)

 Date (Time)  Tuesday: Feb. 26 (6:30 p.m. CT)
 Location  Patriot Field | Dallas, Texas
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 Starting Pitchers
 Tuesday: LH Trevor Seidenberger vs. TBA
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FORT WORTH - The TCU baseball team starts a four-game road swing Tuesday night when the Horned Frogs head to Dallas Baptist. Game time against the Patriots is set for 6:30 p.m. start at Patriot Field.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU is still searching for its first win of the season after getting swept by Cal State Fullerton this past weekend.
• TCU has not been swept twice in one season since the 2001 season.
• All six games this season have come against top 25 opponents.
• The six-game losing streak is the longest since the 1997 season.
• In three games this weekend, the Frogs averaged 3,975 fans per game.
Keaton Jones drove in three of the Horned Frogs' four runs on the weekend.
Alex Young, Boomer White and Travis Hennessey each made their first career starts this weekend.
Nick Frey has pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings to open the season.
Brett Johnson has hit safely in three straight games.

DALLAS BAPTIST NOTABLES
• Dallas Baptist was swept by Creighton on opening weekend, but has rebounded with four straight wins.
• Six of the Patriots first seven games have come at home.
• They are averaging 10.3 runs per game.
• The Patriots first win of the season was a 6-4 win over nationally-ranked Rice in Houston.
• DBU exploded for 50 runs in the three game series against Mississippi Valley State this past weekend.
• Duncan McAlpine hit for the cycle and drove in four runs in the series finale.
• The Patriots have flashed tons of speed with 15 stolen bases in 16 tries.
• On the mound, the staff has a 4.86 ERA and are allowing opponents to hit .266.
• Defensively, the group has committed 11 errors for a .962 fielding percentage.

SERIES NOTABLES
• TCU and Dallas Baptist are meeting for the 61st time in program history.
• The Frogs hold a 38-22 lead in the all-time series.
• 2013 marks the ninth straight season that the two programs have met on the diamond.
• Since the series began in 2004, TCU holds a slim 10-9 lead.
• DBU has won the last five meetings dating back to the 2009 season.
• TCU is 2-2 in Dallas under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
• TCU's last win in the series was May 11, 2009.

ROAD NOTABLES
• TCU will be playing its fourth game on the road Tuesday night.
• It starts a stretch of four straight away from Lupton Stadium.
• TCU owns a record of 134-87 on the road under the direction of Jim Schlossnagle.
• The Frogs were 13-10 on an opposition's home field in 2012.
• Dating back to last season, the Frogs have lost five straight road contests.
• TCU is 20-25 in midweek road games under Coach Schlossnagle.

RUNS AT A PREMIUM
Through six games this season, the Horned Frogs have tallied just eight runs and no more than two in one game. Of those eight runs, seven have come in the middle four innings.

From the fifth inning on, the team is hitting .243 (28-of-115). In the first four innings, the Frogs are hitting just .092 (7-for-76). The Frogs have yet to record a hit in the second inning this season.

IN A PINCH
A bright spot at the plate through the first six games for the Horned Frogs was the contributions from the bench players. The Frogs have pinch hit 14 times this season and have come through with five hits for a .357 average.

Boomer White, Travis Hennessey and Kevin Daniels all tallied their first career hits as pinch hitters.

In total, the Frogs substitutions are hitting .333 (6-for-18) on the season. Hennessey leads the way with two hits in three at-bats off the bench.

TRADITIONALLY SLOW STARTERS
Since Jim Schlossnagle's arrival on campus, the Horned Frogs have rarely raced out of the gates. The most productive months under his tutelage are more often April and May when the temperatures rise.

Over the course of his tenure, Schlossnagle's teams are just 45-36 in the month of February for a .556 win percentage. The win percentage jumps to .639 (99-56) in March and .763 in both April (122-38) and May (103-32).

A RARE OCCURRENCE
For just the fourth time under the guidance of head coach Jim Schlossnagle, the Frogs were swept in a weekend series. It's just the first time in Lupton Stadium history that TCU failed to win a game in a home series.

The two sweeps in one season is the first occurrance since the 2001 season when Rice swept the home-and-home series.

PASSING THROUGH THE TURNSTILES
Over the past three seasons, the popularity of TCU baseball has reached all new heights. For the second straight season, the Frogs averaged over 4,100 fans per game. Since the start of the 2010 season, the Frogs are averaging 3,831 fans per game.

The Frogs ranked 11th nationally in average attendance in 2012 at 4,112 per game. Additionally, 131,610 fans passed through the turnstiles, a mark that also ranked 11th nationally. Both marks were tops among private schools.

TCU picked up right where it left off last year, averaging 3,975 fans per game this past weekend. That ranks 10th nationally and second in the Big 12.

 

 


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