TCU Opens League Play at Utah Friday

Matt Vern leads the team with a .400 average.

Matt Vern leads the team with a .400 average.

March 19, 2009

FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 14 TCU Horned Frogs will begin defense of its Mountain West Conference title Friday night as they head to Utah for a three-game series. The Frogs enter the contest with an 11-5 record on the season. Friday's series opener is slated for a 4 p.m. (CST) start.

Friday, March 20 - 4 p.m.
T. Lockwood (1-0, 5.40) vs. B. Budrow (2-1, 4.50)
Saturday, March 21 - 2 p.m.
S. Hoelscher (2-1, 9.22) vs. A. Wilding (0-2, 5.91)
Sunday, March 22 - 2 p.m.
K. Winkler (1-0, 1.93) vs. J. Whatcott (2-1, 5.85)
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√ TCU saw its 116 game winning streak when lead after eight come to an end with an 8-7 loss to No. 13 Oklahoma Tuesday.
Taylor Featherston had a career day with five hits, including two doubles and a triple.
Ben Carruthers saw his 15 game hitting streak come to an end.
√ TCU is mired a 1-3 stretch, which has dropped their record to 11-5 on the season.
√ The Frogs have tallied at least 10 hits in all but four games this season.
√ All but two members of the Frogs' regular starting lineup are hitting over .300.

√ TCU owns a record of 71-51 (.582) on the road under Jim Schlossnagle.
√ TCU has won five straight road contests heading into the weekend.
√ Their lone loss was the season-opener at #5 Cal State Fullerton.

√ Utah has lost four of their last five games heading into the weekend.
√ The Utes dropped a conference series to BYU last weekend, winning only the second game.
√ Utah did score a 2-0 victory at #4 Texas A&M on March 7.
√ Rick Cornu is the player to watch with seven home runs and 21 RBIs so far this season.
√ On the mound, the Utes have posted a 6.01 ERA and are allowing opponents to hit .297.
√ Defensively, they have committed 25 errors for a .958 fielding percentage.

√ TCU and Utah will be meeting for the 21st time on Friday.
√ The Frogs have owned the series with an 18-2 record.
√ TCU has won seven straight in the series dating back to the 2006 season.



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