Road Swing Concludes At DBU


April 25, 2016

 No. 6 TCU (28-10) vs. Dallas Baptist (27-11)

 Date | Time  Tuesday, April 26; 6 p.m.
 Location  Dallas, Texas; Horner Ballpark
 Radio  KTCU 88.7 FM
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FORT WORTH -TCU will wrap up its four game road swing Tuesday night at Dallas Baptist. Game time against the Patriots is set for 6 p.m.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU faltered in a 2-1 series loss at Oklahoma State over the weekend. TCU is 3-2 in Big 12 series this season with two sweeps.
• TCU still sits second in league standings, two games behind league-leading Texas Tech.
• TCU continues to lead the league in hitting at .314 and ranks second in ERA at 3.30.
• TCU sits 21st in the latest RPI rankings.
• The TCU pitching staff has issued the fewest walks (106) in the Big 12 this season.
Luken Baker ranks 6th in the league in batting average (.364) and first in ERA (1.70).
Josh Watson became the first Horned Frog since Josh Elander in 2012 to hit eight home run.
Austen Wade drew five walks over the weekend and now leads the Big 12 with 32 this season.
Cam Warner carries a six game hitting streak into Tuesday's game.
Dalton Horton improved to 7-0 on the mound with a win on Saturday. TCU is undefeated in his eight starts this year.

DALLAS BAPTIST NOTABLES
• Dallas Baptist enters Tuesday's game with a four-game winning streak after sweeping Indiana State on the road over the weekend.
• The Patriots have won 12 of their last 14 games.
• DBU has played six games against the Big 12 this season and is just 2-4 in those contests.
• The Patriots are 4-4 in midweek games this season, including a 3-1 mark at home.
• Darick Hall is the main offensive threat with 14 of the Patriots 32 home runs on the season.
• As a team, DBU is hitting .298 and is averaging 7.2 runs per game.
• On the mound, the staff has a 3.75 ERA and has a .250 batting average against.
• Sean Stutzman leads the team with 15 appearances, while Seth Elledge has nine saves in 13 appearances.
• Defensively, the team has a .968 fielding percentage.

SERIES HISTORY
• TCU and Dallas Baptist are meeting for the 68th time in program history. • The Frogs hold a 42-25 lead in the all-time series.
• 2016 marks the 13th straight season that the two programs have met on the diamond. TCU is 14-12 in that stretch.
• TCU and Dallas Baptist split the season series in 2015 with both teams winning on their home field.
• TCU dropped this season's first contest on April 12 by a score of 9-1.
• TCU is 3-2 against Dallas Baptist at Horner Ballpark under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.

ROAD NOTABLES
• The Horned Frogs are 9-5 in games played on an opponents field this season.
• TCU is 12-5 away from home this year.
• TCU is 2-0 in midweek games on the road this season, winning games at Rice and at UT Arlington.
• Under the guidance of Jim Schlossnagle, TCU is 180-111 in games played on the opposition's home field.
• TCU is 36-18 on the road over the last two seasons.

MEGA-WATSON
On Saturday, Josh Watson connected on his eighth home run. He's bidding to be the first Horned Frog since Josh Elander in 2012 to hit double figures in home runs. Elander is the last Frog to hit eight or more home runs in a season.

If Watson maintains his team lead in home runs, it'll be the second straight year a freshman has paced the team in long balls. Evan Skoug collected seven home runs in 2015.

MIDWEEK SUCCESS
TCU has a 6-2 record in midweek games this season, including a 2-0 record in midweek contests away from home.

The Horned Frogs are averaging 8.5 runs in midweek games despite hitting only .278 as a team. Elliott Barzilli is TCU's top hitter with a .444 average and 10 RBIs.

On the mound, TCU is allowing just 3.6 runs per game. Dalton Horton and Rex Hill have combined to start six of the eight games. Jared Janczak has made a team-high five appearances.

HEATING UP
This past weekend, Luken Baker led TCU with seven hits in the series at Oklahoma State. He has at least two hits in five of his last six games. The freshman has reached base safely in 10 straight games and has seen his average climb to .364. He's hitting .500 over his last six games.

He leads the team with 12 multiple-RBI games and ranks second with 15 multi-hit contests. Baker has notched at least one hit in 30 games and reached base safely in 33 games.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN
TCU has played 13 of its past 18 games on the road, posting a 8-5 record in those contests. The Horned Frogs are 12-5 away from Lupton Stadium this season, including an 9-5 mark on an opponent's field.

Offensively, TCU has been dominating with a .313 team average. It has outscored its opponent 137-68. Elliott Barzilli leads all hitters with a .387 average.

On the mound, the staff has a 3.70 ERA. Dalton Horton is 3-0 in four starts. Jared Janczak and Durbin Feltman lead the way with seven appearances each.
 

 

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