TCU Wraps Up Conference Play; Hosts Air Force

Matt Curry has two home runs in the suspended game.

Matt Curry has two home runs in the suspended game.

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.

GAME INFORMATION
#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

TCU NOTABLES
• 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.

HOME NOTABLES
• 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.

SERIES NOTABLES
• 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.

 

 


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