TCU Opens Homestand Tuesday Night

March 3, 2014

Ole Miss

No. 22 TCU (7-4) vs. Dallas Baptist (9-2)

 Date (Time)  Tuesday: March 4 (6:30 p.m. CT)
 Location  Lupton Stadium | Fort Worth, Texas
 TV
 Tuesday: None
 Starting Pitchers
 Tuesday: Jordan Kipper vs. Jay Calhoun
 Radio Listing  KTCU 88.7 FM
 Radio Talent  Chuck LaMendola (Play-By-Play)
 Watch  Tuesday
 Gametracker  Tuesday
 Game Notes  Game Notes
 Twitter Updates  Baseball Twitter


FORT WORTH - The TCU baseball team returns home Tuesday night to host Dallas Baptist opening up a four-game homestand. TCU will play 12 of its next 14 games at Lupton Stadium. First pitch against the Patriots is set for 6:30 p.m.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU went 1-2 in the Houston College Classic this past weekend.
Garrett Crain was TCU's lone member of the All- Tournament team.
Boomer White and Kevin Cron have reached base in all 11 games this season.
Kevin Cron connected for his first home run of the season in Friday's loss to Sam Houston State.
Cody Jones tallied his ninth stolen base of the season. He has stolen 15 straight dating back to last season.
• TCU ranks second in the Big 12 in stolen bases.
• TCU ranks fourth in the Big 12 with a .272 batting average, second in pitching with a 2.30 and third in defense with a .974 fielding percentage.
Brandon Finnegan struck out 11 in Friday's loss.The junior has tallied double-digit strikeouts in two of three starts this season.
Preston Morrison leads the Big 12 with a 0.39 ERA, while Finnegan leads the league in strikeouts with 33.

DALLAS BAPTIST NOTABLES
• Dallas Baptist is riding a four-game winning streakheading into Tuesday's contest.
• DBU's lone losses on the campaign came to SamHouston State in Huntsville.
• The Patriots swept a three-game series from Pennsylvania in Dallas over the weekend.
• The Patriots are paced offensively by Mike Wesolowski's .390 average and Austin Listi's three home runs.
• DBU is a hard team to strikeout as it has more walks (88) than Ks (76). In addition, the Patriots have been hit by a pitch 23 times.
• DBU is averaging almost 10 runs per game.
• On the mound, the Patriots boast a 2.97 ERA and are limiting opponents to a .233 average.
• Brandon Koch is the go-to guy in the bullpen with five appearances and a 2-0 record.
• Defensively, Dallas Baptist is fielding at a .970 clip.

SERIES NOTABLES
• TCU and Dallas Baptist are meeting for the 63rd time in program history.
• The Frogs hold a 39-23 lead in the all-time series.
• 2014 marks the 11th straight season that the two programs have met on the diamond.
• Since the series began in 2004, TCU holds a slim 11-10 lead.
• The Frogs and the Patriots split the season series in 2013 with both teams winning on the road.
• TCU has lost six of the last seven games against DBU dating back to 2009.
• TCU is 6-7 at Lupton Stadium under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.

HOME NOTABLES
• The Horned Frogs will play 31 home games this season.
• TCU holds an all-time record of 253-94 at Lupton Stadium.
• Last season, TCU ranked 11th nationally in attendance, averaging almost 3,600 fans per game.
• TCU averaged 3,223 fans in the five games this season, a mark that ranks 14th nationally.
• The Horned Frogs are 49-13 under head coach Jim Schlossnagle in home midweek contests.

A SWING AND A MISS
The Horned Frogs are one of two teams in the Big 12 to boast 100 or more strikeouts. Oklahoma State leads the league with 108 punch outs this season, but has played one more game than the Frogs.

TCU has tallied at least 10 strikeouts in five of the 11 games played this season. Twice, they have recorded 15 strikeouts.

Brandon Finnegan's 33 strikeouts lead the league. He has six more than his nearest competitors Frank Duncan (Kansas) and Harrison Musgrave (West Virginia).

TURNING TWO
TCU turned a trio of double plays in Saturday's 1-0 loss to Rice. On the season, the Horned Frogs have turned nine double plays.

No one is better at inducing a double play than Preston Morrison. Five of the nine double plays turned by the Frogs this season have come with Morrison on the mound.

Over the course of his two-plus seasons in the Purple and White, Morrison has seen the defense turn 31 double plays.

DUCKS ON THE POND
Getting base runners has not been an issue for the Horned Frogs this season. Turning them into runs proved to be a little difficult this past weekend.

In Friday's loss, the Frogs stranded 14 runners. Against Rice in a 1-0 loss, the Frogs left six runners on. TCU left an additional eight runners on in the win over Houston.

On the season, the Frogs have stranded 99 runners, an average of nine per game. Five times this season, the Frogs have left 10 or men on base.

TCU has had at least one base runner in all but 22 innings this season.

 

 


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