May 14, 2010
FORT WORTH, Texas -
The fourth-ranked TCU Horned Frog baseball team needs just one win this weekend to lock up its fifth-straight regular season Mountain West Conference championship. There is still some unfinished business from earlier this season as the teams will have to complete a suspended game beginning at 5 p.m Friday. The regularly scheduled series will begin immediately following the completion of the suspended game.
#4 TCU vs. AIR FORCE FALCONS
FRIDAY, MAY 14 -- 6:30 p.m.
Matt Purke (9-0, 3.80) vs. Alex Truesdale (2-7, 10.77)
SATURDAY, MAY 15 -- 4 p.m.
Kyle Winkler (7-1, 3.66) vs. Todd Del Toro (0-0, 9.64)
SUNDAY, MAY 16 -- 1 p.m.
Steven Maxwell (8-0, 2.82) vs. Sean Carley (2-5, 11.05)
LUPTON STADIUM | FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Internet: www.gofrogs.com | Radio: KTCU
The Frogs remained perfect in weekend series in 2010 with their 10th of the year. They are the only team in Division I not to lose a weekend series.
The Frogs pushed their conference lead to three games and need just one victory to clinch the championship.
TCU finished up its eight-game road swing with an impressive 6-2 mark.
Following the completion of the suspended game on Friday, the 2010 team will hold the record for most home runs in a season.
Jantzen Witte posted a career-high five RBIs in the win over Texas State on Wednesday.
TCU's team ERA of 3.72 ranks 15th in the nation.
The Horned Frogs are 18-3 at home in 2010.
TCU holds a 179-56 (.762) road record under head coach Jim Schlossnagle.
Under head coach Jim Schlossnagle, the Frogs are 158-47 (.771) at Lupton Stadium.
TCU's average of 3,119 fans ranks in the top 20 nationally.
AIR FORCE NOTABLES
The Falcons have lost seven in a row entering Friday's contest.
Their last wins came when they swept a doubleheader from Creighton on April 27.
Offensively, the Falcons are hitting .304 as a team, led by Garrett Custons .328 average.
Opponents have a robust .404 average against and 80 home runs.
On the mound, Air Force has posted a team ERA of 11.41 and have issued 201 walks.
Four different pitchers have tallied two wins on the season, while Evan Abrecht has three saves.
Defensively, the team is fielding .958.
TCU and Air Force will be meeting on the diamond for the 23rd time on Friday.
The Frogs hold a commanding 19-2 record in the series.
The Frogs are 13-1 against Air Force since joining the Mountain West in 2006.
The team's split a pair of games in Colorado earlier this season.