TCU Opens Five-Game Homestand Tuesday

Jerome Pena is hitting .360 on the season.

Jerome Pena is hitting .360 on the season.

March 29, 2010


FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 11 TCU Horned Frogs return home Tuesday night to open a five-game homestand. The Frogs will wrap up a home-and-home series against UT Arlington beginning at 6:30 p.m. The game will be aired live on The Mtn. Paul Gerrish will make his second start of the season for TCU.

PITCHING MATCH-UP
Paul Gerrish (1-1, 2.35) vs. Mark Picca (1-1, 4.84)

TCU NOTABLES
• The Horned Frogs are going through a rough stretch as they are 2-3 in their last five.
• Offensively, the Frogs continue to hit, posting a .348 average as a team.
• With his 4-for-5 day at Air Force on Friday, Jason Coats raised his average back to .407.
Kyle Winkler joined Steven Maxwell with his fourth win of the season and is 4-0.
Brance Rivera and Taylor Featherston each hit their first home run of the season.
• The third game against Air Force was suspended in the top of the seventh inning with the Falcons leading 16-15.
• The Frogs had hit eight home runs in the contest that will be completed on May 14.
Matt Curry leads the team with 27 RBIs.

HOME NOTABLES
• The Horned Frogs are 10-1 at home this season after a shutout of Texas State last week.
• TCU holds a 171-54 (.761) all-time record at Lupton Stadium.
• Under head coach Jim Schlossnagle, the Frogs are 150-45 (.771) at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU's average of 3,007 fans ranks in the top 20 nationally.

UT ARLINGTON NOTABLES
• The Mavericks are 12-12 entering Tuesday's game after defeating Northwestern State on Sunday.
• UTA is 7-3 in its last 10 games played.
• Michael Choice is the offensive catalyst with 11 home runs and a team-high 28 RBIs.
• As a team, the Mavericks are hitting .292 with 65 extra base hits.
• On the mound, the staff has posted a 5.29 ERA with a .286 batting average against.
• Defensively, the Mavericks have a .962 fielding percentage.
• Logan Bawcom is the closer with two saves on the season.

SERIES NOTABLES
• The Horned Frogs and the Mavericks will be meeting for the 138th time on Tuesday night.
• TCU holds an 84-53 edge in the all-time series.
• The Frogs have won 13 straight meetings against the Mavericks dating back to the 2004 season.
• The Mavericks last win against TCU was on March 7, 2004 at Clay Gould Ballpark (8-7).
• The Frogs are 9-3 against UTA at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU won the first meeting this season, 15-2, in Arlington at Clay Gould Ballpark.

 

 


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