Keaton Jones is a major offensive weapon... what? - KEITH ROBINSON
Frogs are in the midst of a nine-game homestand.
|Date (Time)|| Friday: March 8 (6:30 p.m. CT)
Saturday: March 9 (2 p.m. CT)
Sunday: March 10 (1 p.m. CT)
|Location|| Lupton Stadium | Fort Worth, Texas
| Starting Pitchers
|| Friday: Preston Morrison vs. Mike Hager
Saturday: Brandon Finnegan vs. Cory Popham
Sunday: Trevor Seidenberger vs. Mike Benson
|Radio Listing||KTCU 88.7 FM, FrogVision|
|Watch Online||Friday | Saturday | Sunday|
|Gametracker||Friday | Saturday | Sunday|
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The TCU baseball team continues a nine-game homestand this weekend as they host Pacific for a three-game series. First pitch for Friday's series opener is set for 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU is 2-2 in the month of March and picked up its first series win of the season at Jacksonville.
• Boomer White was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on Monday.
• The Frogs committed a season-high three errors in the loss to UAPB.
• Trevor Seidenberger has not allowed a run in his last 8 1/3 innings pitched. He has struck out 10 and given up just one hit in that span.
• The Horned Frogs outscored the Dolphins 23-0 in the final two games of the series. It's the first time since 2010 the Frogs posted back-to-back shutouts.
• Dylan Fitzgerald and Boomer White stretched their hitting streaks to four games on Tuesday.
• Jantzen Witte has driven in 11 runs in the last three games.
• Brandon Finnegan struck out a career-high 11 batters in Friday's loss.
• With four doubles on the season, Janzten Witte has 52 in his career, ranking fourth all-time. He is five behind Matt Carpenter (57).
• Pacific is coming off an 11-9 home loss to Nevada on Tuesday night.
• The Tigers have just one win in their last four games, but it came against the preseason No. 1 team, Arkansas.
• Pacific defeated the Razorbacks 4-3 on Sunday. The Tigers scored three times in the ninth to walk off with the win.
• Erik Lockwood is the offensive star with a .441 average, while Dustin Torchio is the run producer with 10 RBIs.
• Offensively, the Tigers are averaging just 4.5 runs per game.
• The Tiger pitching staff has yet to yield a home run this season.
• The pitching duo of Michael Benson and Cory Popham are 3-0 and each sport sub-2.00 ERAs.
• Defensively, the Tigers have committed 17 errors that have led to 13 unearned runs.
• TCU and Pacific have never met on the baseball diamond.
• The Tigers will be the third consecutive team that TCU faces for the first time in program history.
• Pacific is the second Big West opponent (Cal State Fullerton) the Frogs will face this season.
LUPTON STADIUM NOTABLES
• TCU continues a nine-game homestand this week when it hosts Pacific.
• TCU is still searching for its first win at home this season.
• The Horned Frogs have an all-time record of 234-81 at home.
• After just one weekend at home, TCU ranked 10th nationally in attendance, averaging almost 4,000 fans per game.
• TCU ranks No. 1 in attendance among private schools.
Ever since his arrival on campus, Preston Morrison has been one of the elite pitchers in the country. On Saturday, the sophomore collected his first win of the season and moved his career record to 10-3.
Morrison faced just two batters over the minimum through eight innings. Three times he allowed a lead-off single and three times he got the next batter to bounce into a double play. All told, he faced the minimum three batters in seven of the eight innings he pitched.
He has pitched at least seven innings in all three of his starts this season. He has pitched at least six innings in 10 of his 14 career starts.
Even more impressive for the unassuming right-hander is in eight of 14 starts he has allowed two or fewer runs. Three times he has held his opponents scoreless.
NEARING A MILESTONE
Head coach Jim Schlossnagle is creeping up on a coaching milestone. Saturday's contest against Pacific will mark his 700th game as a head coach. 576 of those games have come in a TCU uniform.
Even more impressive is his .670 winning percentage as a head coach. Coming into the 2013 campaign, Schlossnagle ranked 11th among active coaches in winning percentage.
Another milestone is in sight for the coach who is in his 10th season at TCU. With nine more victories, he will have collected 400 career wins at TCU.