TCU Set To Renew Rivalries With Houston

April 9, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas - The No. 11 TCU Horned Frogs will take a break from conference play as they renew a rivalry with former Conference USA foe, Houston, this weekend. The three game series will feature a pair of night games Friday and Saturday beginning at 6:30 p.m. with the series finale slated for 1 p.m. on Sunday. TCU enters the weekend with a 20-7 record, while the Cougars are 13-14 on the season.

FRIDAY, APRIL 9 -- 6:30 p.m.
Matt Purke (3-0, 3.52) vs. William Kankel (1-2, 4.91)
SATURDAY, APRIL 10 -- 6:30 p.m.
Kyle Winkler (4-0, 3.52) vs. Tyler Hammock (1-2, 3.56)
SUNDAY, APRIL 11 -- 1 p.m.
Steven Maxwell (4-0, 3.51) vs. Michael Goodnight (4-3. 3.98)

• TCU finished its five-game home stand with a 3-2 record.
• In the last two contests, the Frogs have struggled to score runs with just three.
Jason Coats has been the most consistent hitter with a .422 average.
• The starting staff suffered its first defeat of 2010 after opening the season 14-0.
Taylor Featherston has put together a solid eight-game hitting streak and had two hits in the loss to Oklahoma.
• In the Frogs' two-game losing streak, TCU has allowed six two out runs.
Matt Curry leads the team with 28 RBIs and hit his 13th double of the season against San Diego State.

• The Horned Frogs are 7-4 away from Lupton Stadium and 5-3 on an opponents field.
• TCU holds an 89-62 (.589) road record under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
Jason Coats has led the charge on the road with a .531 average.
Kyle Winkler and Greg Holle have two road victories to lead TCU.

• The Cougars ended a four-game slide with a 4-2 victory over Sam Houston State Tuesday.
• Houston has posted just a 5-6 record at home this season.
• Offense has been a struggle for the Cougars as they are hitting just .285 as a team and are averaging around six runs a game.
• Chris Wallace and M.P. Cokinos lead the team with four home runs apiece.
• Defensively, the Cougars are outstanding with a .977 fielding percentage and just 24 errors.
• On the mound, the Cougars have posted a 5.02 ERA with 203 strikeouts.
• The pitchers have been a little wild with 20 wild pitches and 31 hit batters.

• TCU and Houston will be meeting for the 94th time on Friday night.
• Houston holds a 52-39-2 lead in the all-time series.
• Houston and TCU have not met since the 2006 season when the Frogs won 6-4 at the Houston College Classic.
• The Frogs are 7-3 against Houston under head coach Jim Schlossnagle (4-2 in Houston).



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