No. 4 TCU And New Mexico Set For Key League Series

Matt Purke will start the series opener for TCU.

May 6, 2010

FORT WORTH, Texas - The top two teams in the Mountain West Conference are set to square off in a key three-game series beginning Friday afternoon when the fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frogs face off against New Mexico. TCU has won nine straight league games and holds a two-game lead over New Mexico in the race for the conference title. Game time for Friday's series opener is set for 1 p.m.

FRIDAY, MAY 7 -- 1 p.m.

Matt Purke (8-0, 4.10) vs. Rudy Jaramillo (3-1, 6.97)
SATURDAY, MAY 8-- 1 p.m.
Kyle Winkler (7-0, 3.69) vs. Willy Kesler (4-1, 3.63)
SUNDAY, MAY 9-- 7:30 p.m.
Steven Maxwell (7-0, 2.61) vs. Kevin Toves (4-1, 3.38)
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• TCU rose as high as No. 4 in the polls after tallying its fourth straight weekend series sweep at Utah.
• TCU holds a two-game lead over New Mexico in the race for the conference title.
Bryan Holaday put together a monster week in which he hit .524 and was named National as well as Conference Player of the Week.
• The Frogs trio of starters improved to a combined 22-0 on the season.
Jason Coats connected for his second career grand slam in the series finale at Utah.
• TCU's team ERA of 3.79 ranks 17th in the nation.
• The Frogs rank second in the nation with an average of 2.98 doubles per game.

• The Horned Frogs are 16-6 away from home this season, including an 14-5 mark on an opponents field.
• TCU holds a 98-64 (.605) road record under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
• TCU is 10-2 in its last 12 games away from home.
• They have swept the last three road series.

• New Mexico is coming off a 2-1 series win at San Diego State this past weekend.
• The Lobos enjoy their home cooking as they have 19 wins in 25 games played at home this season.
• New Mexico boasts one of the top offensive clubs in the nation, ranking fifth overall with a .356 batting average.
• Justin Howard's .449 batting average is ninth nationally.
• On the mound, the staff has posted an ERA of 5.37 and opponents are hitting .309 against them.
• Defensively, the club has a .968 fielding percentage.
• They have flashed the speed this season with 19 triples and 33 stolen bases.

• TCU and New Mexico will be meeting for the 41st time on Friday afternoon.
• The Frogs hold a 29-11 series lead.
• TCU is 6-0 at Isotopes Park under Jim Schlossnagle.
• TCU swept the series a year ago and have won five straight.



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