TCU Hosts BYU in Key MWC Showdown

Jason Coats has been a steady presence in the lineup all season.

Jason Coats has been a steady presence in the lineup all season.

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.

TCU NOTABLES
√ 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.

HOME NOTES
√ 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.

BYU NOTABLES
√ 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.


 

 

SERIES NOTES
√ 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


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