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.
#11 TCU @ HOUSTON
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).