March 16, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The No. 4 TCU Horned Frogs hit the road for a contest at Oral Roberts Tuesday night. The Frogs are winners of four straight heading into the contest. The Horned Frogs and the Golden Eagles will be meeting for the first time since the 2007 season. Game time is set for 6:30 p.m. at J.L. Johnson Stadium.
The Frogs put together an impressive 4-0 weekend, sweeping the series against Texas Tech.
The impressive week saw the Frogs shoot up the polls to No. 4 by Baseball America.
Jimmie Pharr highlighted the Frogs weekend with three home runs in two games.
TCU is off to its best start since the 1995 season when they opened with a 19-1 record.
Matt Purke pitched TCU's first complete game of the year, beating Tech 9-1.
On the season, the Frogs are hitting .340 as a team with 59 extra base hits.
Defensively, the Frogs are fielding at a .971 clip with just 15 errors in the 14 games this season.
Josh Elander continues to lead the team in hitting with a .429 average.
The Horned Frogs are 3-1 on an opponents field this season and 5-2 away from home.
The Frogs have won two in a row on the road.
Under Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle, the Frogs are 87-60 (.592) on the road.
ORAL ROBERTS NOTABLES
Oral Roberts is coming off a sweep of Western Michigan at home this past weekend.
The Golden Eagles are an impressive 4-0 at home this season.
Offensively, the Golden Eagles are hitting just .297 as a team, led by Joey Winiecki with a .355 average.
Oral Roberts has proven to be a speedy team with 19 stolen bases in the first 11 games.
Defensively, the Golden Eagles are fielding at .961 clip with 17 errors on the year.
On the mound, Oral Roberts has posted a team ERA of 6.89 and have allowed opponents to hit .306.
Tuesday's meeting against Oral Roberts will be the 40th all-time.
Oral Roberts holds a 25-14 series lead.
The Frogs are 3-2 against Oral Roberts under Schlossnagle.
TCU has won three staight against the Golden Eagles, sweeping a three-game set in 2007.
The Frogs last visit to Tulsa was in 1996 where they were swept in a three-game series.