April 30, 2009
FORT WORTH, Texas – The No. 15 TCU Horned Frogs begin a six-game homestand that will conclude the regular season home schedule when they host BYU for a three-game MWC series. The Cougars are mere percentage points behind the Frogs in the race for the conference title. Thursday’s first pitch is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium.
√ The Frogs went 4-2 last week, including a big series win at then-No. 19 San Diego State to take over top spot in the conference standings.
√ Chris Ellington was the leading hitter with 11 hits and a .440 average.
√ Aaron Schultz made his debut in center field and tallied seven hits last week.
√ Bryan Holaday was the leading run producer with two home runs and nine RBIs.
√ Eric Marshall finished the week with three saves, including two against the Aztecs as the Frogs won a pair of one-run games.
√ Defensively, the Frogs played three errorless games and fielded at a .967 clip for the week.
√ TCU owns a record of 129-40 (.761) at Lupton Stadium under Jim Schlossnagle.
√ TCU has won seven straight home games heading into Wednesday’s contest.
√ The Frogs play just nine games at home in the month of April and are 7-0 so far.
√ The Cougars are mere percentage points behind the Frogs in the league standings with an 11-6 record in MWC action.
√ They split a two game series against New Mexico last weekend as game three was rained out.
√ Kent Walton is the leading offensive threat with a .434 average, which ranks 16th nationally.
√ Offensively, they are hitting .317 as a team.
√ On the mound, the staff has a combined ERA of 5.21 with an opponents batting average of .297.
√ Thursday’s meeting will be the 24th in the series, with the Frogs owning an 18-5 advantage.
√ The Frogs have won seven straight in the series dating back to the 2007 season.
√ Since joining the league in 2006, the Frogs are 14-3 against BYU.
√ Jim Schlossnagle
is 20-11 all-time against the Cougars