Homestand Continues; TCU Hosts San Francisco




April 4, 2013

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TCU (13-16) vs. San Francisco (14-14)

 Date (Time)  Friday: April 5 (6:30 p.m. CT)
 Saturday: April 6 (4 p.m. CT)
 Sunday: April 7 (1 p.m. CT)
 Location  Lupton Stadium | Fort Worth, Texas
 TV
 FCS (Friday)
 Starting Pitchers
 Friday: Preston Morrison vs. Haden Hinkle
 Saturday: Brandon Finnegan vs. Alex Balog
 Sunday: Andrew Mitchell vs. Chrisian Cecilio
 Radio Listing  KTCU 88.7 FM, FrogVision
 Watch Online  Friday | Saturday | Sunday
 Gametracker  Friday | Saturday | Sunday
 Game Notes   TCU
 Twitter Updates  Baseball Twitter


FORT WORTH - TCU's nine-game homestand continues this weekend when the Horned Frogs host San Francisco for a three game series. Friday's series opener is set for 6:30 p.m.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU has won four of its last five games after sweeping a midweek series against UT Pan American.
• The Horned Frogs posted their third shutout of the season with a 10-0 in Wednesday's contest.
Paul Hendrix stretched his hitting streak to eight games. He has driven in a run in four straight contests.
• Hendrix had just three RBIs prior to Sunday's game. He has nine in his last three games.
Cody Jones ran his streak of reaching base safely to 13 games.
Kevin Cron connected for his first home run of the season in Wednesday's victory.
Cody Jones drew two walks in Wednesday's game, tying him for the Big 12 lead with 29.
• The TCU pitching staff ranks fourth in the league with a 3.10 ERA.
Preston Morrison still ranks second in the league with a 1.23 ERA.
• TCU's .976 fielding percentage is second best in the Big 12.

SAN FRANCISCO NOTABLES
• San Francisco has won three straight games entering Friday's contest.
• The Dons recorded a pair of one-run games against St. Mary's last week to win the series.
• Justin Maffei leads the Dons offensively with a .325 batting average.
• Bradley Zimmer is the run producer with four home runs and 16 RBIs.
• Zimmer is the leading speed threat with two triples and a team-high eight stolen bases.
• On the mound, the Dons have a strong staff that has posted a 3.29 ERA in 28 games.
• Adam Cimber is the anchor of the bullpen with four saves.
• Haden Hinkle has six wins in his 11 appearances out of the bullpen.
• Defensively, the Dons' 40 errors have cost the pitching staff 22 unearned runs.
• San Francisco has allowed 53 stolen bases on the season and stolen just 24.

SERIES NOTABLES
• TCU and San Francisco have never met on the baseball diamond.
• The Dons will be the fourth team that TCU faces this season for the first time in program history.
• The Frogs also faced off against Jacksonville, Pacific and Arkansas Pine Bluff for the first time ever this season.
• TCU is 4-3 against the new opponents this season.

HOME NOTABLES
• TCU opened a nine-game homestand this week.
• They have kicked off the homestand in strong fashion with a sweep of UT Pan American.
• The Frogs snapped a three-game home losing streak with a 9-5 win on Tuesday night.
• The Horned Frogs have an all-time record of 240-85 at home.
• After 12 home games, TCU ranks 10th nationally in attendance, averaging almost 3,600 fans per game.

COMING TO LIFE
TCU has won four of its last five games and has moved out of the cellar of the Big 12 offensively.

The Frogs have raised their team batting average from .243 to .249 thanks to the last five games that has seen them hit .277. Additionally, the Frogs have scored at least seven runs in four of the last five games, averaging 7.4 runs per game.

HEATING UP
Paul Hendrix has found his stroke in the last eight games. He has hit safely in all eight, raising his batting average 79 points from .250 to .329.

In the eight game streak, he has a trio of multi-hit games and has tallied 11 RBIs. He has a double, a triple and a home run during the streak and has scored five runs.

The junior is also riding a four-game RBI streak, including three straight multi-RBI contests. He has collected10 of his 12 RBIs in the last four games.

WALK THIS WAY
Cody Jones has drawn a walk in each of the last seven games. He has collected nine walks in that stretch to move into a tie for the league lead with 22 bases on balls.

As the lead-off hitter, Jones has done a good job finding his way on base. 21 of the 22 walks have come out of the lead-off spot. Despite hitting just .202, Jones boasts a .350 on-base percentage.

Heading into the weekend, Jones has reached base safely in 12 straight games. He has hits in eight of those games. Jones has a .481 on-base percentage in that stretch.

REACHING A MILESTONE
Head coach Jim Schlossnagle eclipsed a major milestong on Tuesday when he tallied his 400th career win at TCU. It's the second milestone of the season as he recently coached 700th game as a head coach.

In just his 10th season at TCU, Schlossnagle is 401-191.

Schlossnagle has been in a coaching role for 24 years and has coached in 1,425 contests. Success has followed him wherever he has gone. Teams with Schlossnagle on staff have won 968 games for a .679 winning percentage.

DEFENSIVE STRENGTH
TCU ranks second in the Big 12 with its .976 fielding perecentage. This past weekend, the Frogs committed just two errors and finished the month of March with a .975 fielding percentage.

The infield boasts an impressive .975 fielding percentage, while the catching corps has a .984 fielding percentage.

If you subtract the pitching corps fielding percentage of .929, the Horned Frogs are fielding at a .979 clip.

TCU has allowed just 15 base runners to reach on errors, but have 14 errors that have allowed runners to advance on the bases.

A RARE OCCURRENCE
On Friday night, Keaton Jones committed a rare error. It was just the fifth of the season and just the 17th of his career.

An inside look at Jones' career at shortstop shows that he has committed an error in just 15 of the 91 career games he has played. Twice he has committed more than one error in a game.

For his career, Jones has a .957 fielding percentage.

 

 


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