TCU Looks To Stay Alive Tuesday Afternoon


June 19, 2017

 No. 5 TCU (47-17; 16-8 Big 12) vs. No. 8 Texas A&M (41-22; 16-14 SEC)

 Date | Time | TV  Tuesday, June 20; 1 p.m.
 Location  TD Ameritrade Park (Omaha, Neb.)
 Radio Listing  KTCU 88.7 FM
 TV  ESPN
 Live Audio  Sunday
 Live Video  Tournament
 Radio Talent  Chuck LaMendola
 Tournament Central  Tournament All-Access
 Game Notes  TCU Game Notes


OMAHA - For the third straight season, TCU and Texas A&M will meet in the postseason. Tuesday afternoon's contest will be an elimination contest as both team's dropped their opener on Sunday. First pitch is set for 1 p.m. on ESPN.

TCU NOTABLES
• TCU fell to 4-1 in Game 1 of the College World Series with a 3-0 loss to Florida on Sunday.
• TCU was shut out for just the second time this season, the first coming on March 14 at Long Beach State.
• TCU’s 57 home runs on the season are the most since the 2010 campaign.
• TCU tallied seven strikeouts in Sunday’s loss bringing its school-record total to 600 on the season.
• TCU’s 600 strikeouts as a team ranks fourth nationally, while its 2.99 K:BB ratio ranks 13th.
• TCU’s 102 stolen bases rank 10th nationally, while Nolan Brown ranks 11th nationally with 26 stolen bases.
• TCU has four players with 10 or more stolen bases.
Austen Wade has reached safely in 13 straight games.
Evan Skoug became the first 20-home run hitter under the guidance of head coach Jim Schlossnagle and the first since 1997 (Chris Connally).
Durbin Feltman is tied for the national lead with 17 saves on the season.
Jared Janczak suffered his first loss of the seasonon Sunday. It was his third career start in the CWS.

Brian Howard NOTABLES
Brian Howard is the first Horned Frog since Alex Young in 2015 to record 100+ strikeouts in a season.
• Howard is the first pitcher in school history to post back-to-back 10-win seasons.
• Howard is 3-0 with a 1.17 ERA in three postseason starts (including the Big 12 Tournament) this season. He has 26 Ks in 23 innings pitched.
• In his career at the CWS, Howard has made two appearances and started one game. He is 1-0 with a 4.05 ERA in 6 2/3 innings pitched with 7 Ks.

COLLEGE WORLD SERIES NOTABLES
• TCU is making its fifth trip to the College World Series having advance previously in 2010, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
• TCU is one of two teams appearing in the CWS for the fifth time in the last six years. • The Frogs are 8-9 all-time in the College World Series.
• TCU has two wins over Florida State, two over LSU, two against Texas Tech and one each against UCLA and Coastal Carolina in Omaha.
• The Frogs’ losses came twice to Coastal Carolina, UCLA and Vanderbilt and once each to Florida, Virginia and Ole Miss.
• TCU is 5-7 all-time at TD Ameritrade Park.

SERIES HISTORY
• Tuesday’s meeting against Texas A&M will the 260th.
• Texas A&M leads the series 162-93-4.
• The Frogs are 8-6 against the Aggies under the guidance of Jim Schlossnagle.
• TCU is 5-2 against the Aggies the last two seasons, with six of the seven meetings coming in the NCAA Super Regional.
• TCU and TAMU played earlier this season on a neutral site with TCU taking an 11-10 victory in 15 innings.

The Last Meeting
Texas A&M10  
TCU11(15)
March 4, 2017
Houston, Texas
TCU Walks Off With Crazy Win
Ryan Merrill’s walk-off double capped a wild comeback for No. 1 TCU as it rallied to defeat No. 15 Texas A&M 11-10 in 15 innings. The Horned Frogs scored five runs in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to extra innings.


 

 

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