Baseball Ranked No. 19 in Preseason Poll

Riley Ferrell is one of six pitchers returning in 2014.

Riley Ferrell is one of six pitchers returning in 2014.

Dec. 20, 2013

FORT WORTH - For the eighth time in the last 11 years the TCU baseball team has earned a spot in the preseason polls coming in at No. 19 in the Collegiate Baseball poll released today.

The Horned Frogs are no strangers to the preseason top 20 as they have been ranked 19th or higher in each of the last five preseason polls. Since Jim Schlossnagle took over the program in 2004, the Frogs have been ranked 21 or higher eight times.

TCU returns 14 letterwinners from a year ago. Additionally, seven of the everyday field starters return as do six pitchers. This past fall, TCU welcomed 18 new faces to the squad. The group was tabbed as the 17th best recruiting class in the nation by Baseball America.

No strangers to tough scheduling, the Horned Frogs 2014 slate of games features 15 games against opponents ranked in the top 35. TCU will play a pair of games against No. 17 Rice in addition to weekend series against No. 18 Oklahoma State, No. 20 Texas, No. 28 Kansas State and No. 32 Oklahoma. Seven other Horned Frog opponents earned votes in the preseason poll.



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