No. 7 TCU Hosts Texas Tech in Three Game Series

Jerome Pena has played solid defense for the Frogs this season.

Jerome Pena has played solid defense for the Frogs this season.

March 11, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 7 TCU Horned Frogs are set to open up a three-game series against Texas Tech beginning Friday night. TCU has won seven straight at home heading into the series. Friday's first pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium

FRIDAY, MARCH 12 -- 6:30 p.m.

Steven Maxwell (3-0, 1.59) vs. Brett Bruening (2-0, 5.00)
SATURDAY, MARCH 13 -- 2 p.m.
Matt Purke (1-0, 5.68) vs. Bobby Doran (0-0, 3.32)
SUNDAY, MARCH 14 -- 1 p.m.
Kyle Winkler (2-0, 2.35) vs. TBA
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TV: The Mtn. (Friday Only)

• TCU maintained its No. 7 ranking after a 2-1 showing in the Houston College Classic.
Bryan Holaday was named the Classic's MVP, while Aaron Schultz and Matt Curry also earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
• The Frogs have played seven of its last eight games on the road heading into the weekend.
• As a team, the Frogs are hitting .351 and posted a 3.36 ERA.
• The Frogs have committed just two errors in the last four games and are fielding .971 as a team.
Josh Elander continues to lead the team in hitting with a .488 average.

• The Horned Frogs will play 28 home games in 2010 and they are off to a 4-0 start.
• The Frogs have won seven in a row at home.
• TCU holds a 165-53 (.756) record all-time at Lupton Stadium.
• Under Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle, the Frogs are 144-44 (.765) at Lupton Stadium.
• With its average of 2,824 fans in the first four games, the Frogs rank 16th nationally in attendance.

• The Red Raiders are coming off a two-game sweep of Gonzaga.
• Texas Tech enters the weekend with a team batting average of .316 and an ERA of 6.82.
• Michael Reed has been the hottest hitter on the squad with a .422 average entering the weekend.
• The Red Raiders have proven to be a speedy team with 20 stolen bases in the first 14 games.
• Defensively, the Red Raiders are fielding at .974 clip with just 15 errors on the year.
• Chad Bettis and Brett Bruening top the pitching staff with two wins apiece.

• Friday's game will be the 141st meeting all-time between the schools.
• TCU leads the series 71-68-1.
• The Frogs are 6-3 against Texas Tech under Schlossnagle.
• TCU won 11-2 in the first meeting this season and has won three straight dating back to 2007.
• The Red Raiders are just 2-5 all-time at Lupton Stadium.



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