Preview: At Rice

March 12, 2018



Tuesday, March 13, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. CT | Houston, Texas | Reckling Park

HOUSTON - TCU will wrap up its road trip on Tuesday night when it takes on Rice at Reckling Park. Game time against the Owls is set for 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday: LHP Russell Smith vs. RHP Roel Garcia

• TCU saw its fifth game impacted by weather already this season when its game against UCLA was canceled on Saturday.
• The Frogs went 1-1 over the weekend with a win a USC and a loss to Vanderbilt in Dodger Stadium.
• TCU ranks fourth in the Big 12 in offense (.282), third in pitching (3.14) and second in fielding (.976).
• TCU is 14th nationally with just 2.68 walks allowed per game and 11th in K:BB ratio (3.66).
• TCU’s seven errors are the fewest in the Big 12, while the eight stolen bases against are the second fewest.
Jared Janczak was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week for the third time in his career.
Josh Watson is the lone Frog to have tallied a hit in all 13 games this season.
• Watson is one of five hitters in the Big 12 batting over .400 this season.
Conner Shepherd hit his first career home run at Dodger Stadium on Sunday and led TCU with 4 RBIs over the weekend.
A.J. Balta has reached base safely in 12 straight games and leads the team with six doubles.

• Rice dropped a home series to Gonzaga over the weekend to fall to 7-10 on the year.
• The Owls are just 4-6 in their last 10 games.
• Rice is 2-1 in midweek games, including a 1-0 mark at Reckling Park.
• As a team, the Owls are hitting .271 and averaging 4.6 runs per game.
• Ford Proctor leads the Owls offensively with a .467 average and 17 RBIs.
• Justin Collins owns three of the Owls’ nine home runs.
• On the mound, the staff has a collective ERA of 4.29 and they are limiting opponents to a .251 average.
• Evan Kraveta and Willy Amador lead Rice with six appearances on the season.
• Defensively, the Owls have surrendered 16 stolen bases and have committed 22 errors for a .965 fielding percentage.

• Tuesday marks the 244th all-time meeting between the two former SWC rivals.
• Rice owns a 123-119-1 record in the all-time series.
• TCU has won four straight over the Owls, including two victories in 2016.
• The Frogs are 5-10 against the Owls under Jim Schlossnagle.
• TCU is 2-5 at Reckling Park since the start of the 2004 season.
• The Frogs took a 6-4 win over the Owls in their last trip to Reckling Park on March 15, 2016.
• The midweek series with Rice started in 2014.

• TCU will play 22 games on the road this season.
• The Frogs opened the season on the road and boasts a 3-1 mark away from home in 2018.
• Under the guidance of Jim Schlossnagle, TCU is 203-125 in games played on the opposition’s home field.
• TCU is 36-28 in midweek road games under the guidance of Schlossnagle.
• TCU is 59-32 on the road since the start of the 2014 season.



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