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Sooners Visit Frogs For Important Tuesday Game

Josh Elander has his eyes focused on the Sooners and an upcoming series vs. New Mexico. <a href="" target="new">(PHOTO BY KEITH ROBINSON)</a>
Josh Elander has his eyes focused on the Sooners and an upcoming series vs. New Mexico. (PHOTO BY KEITH ROBINSON)

A good way to look at the next four games, which will go a long way to helping the Frog's postseason seeding and a longer way towards securing their MWC Regular Season Championship: We have a four game series coming up, we need to win three of four.

If you assume we will lose one, you would rather it be this weekend.

If we sweep, I feel a lot better about this teams #2 seed chances.

If we split or lose the series, things are about as grim as they have been so far this year.

Oh, and the MLB Draft is 35 days away, a draft that will in many ways define the 2013 team before it even gets to its fall semester.

Josh Elander, Kyle Von Tungeln, Kaleb Merck, Kevin Allen...

Austin Aune, Jake Thompson, Austin Fairchild, Mitchell Traver and more...

So, you can start worrying about that right now, if you want to.

Or, you can get out to the ballpark at 6:30 tonight and get ready to play the Sooners. I, for one, would go with option B.

TCU Baseball Next Game- Oklahoma (via TCUSuperFrog)

1. New Mexico(12-3)
2. TCU(11-4)
3. San Diego State(9-9)
4. UNLV(5-13)
5. Air Force(5-13)

Texas A&M: #18

Texas A&M: #58

#27 (Collegiate Baseball)
Texas A&M: #30 (Perfect Game)


• TCU tallied its fourth series sweep of the season.
• The Frogs improved to 4-0 with Preston Morrison as a starter.
Trey Teakell and Travis Evans each earned their first career wins.
• The Frogs broke out offensively, hitting .324 on the weekend with a .461 slugging percentage.
Josh Elander connected for a pair of home runs over the weekend.
• TCU was 11-for-12 in stolen bases over the weekend, including a three stolen base game from Keaton Jones on Saturday.
• The Horned Frogs committed just one error over the weekend and it came on a failed pick off attempt.
Jason Coats tied a school-record with three doubles on Saturday. He hit .538 over the weekend.
Caleb St. Laurent picked up his first career hit and RBI on Sunday.
Jim Schlossnagle won his 450th career game on Saturday.

OKLAHOMA NOTABLES • Oklahoma swept a rain-shortened series against Kansas in Lawrence this past weekend.
• The Sooners are 11-2 in their last 13 games. The losses have come courtesy of Oklahoma State and Dallas Baptist.
• Max White leads the team with a .361 average and 43 RBIs.
• Jack Mayfield provides the speed on the bases with 14 stolen bases in 19 attempts.
• Lockwood Hunter has nine of the team’s 22 home runs.
• On the mound, the staff has an ERA of 3.82 and opponents have a .265 batting average against them.
• Jordan John has an 8-4 record with four saves in 20 appearances.
• Defensively, the Sooners are fielding at a .969 clip and have turned 38 double plays.

• TCU and Oklahoma will be meeting for the 88th time on Tuesday night.
• Oklahoma holds a 62-35 lead in the series.
• Oklahoma has swept the season series and won eight straight over the last four seasons.
• The Sooners won 7-4 against the Frogs in Fort Worth last season.
• TCU’s last win against Oklahoma was on April 17, 2007 (11-4 in Fort Worth).
• Oklahoma is 7-2 all-time at Lupton Stadium.

TCU notched its fourth sweep of the season this past weekend. The Horned Frogs performed well in all three facets of the game, hitting .324, fielding .992 and pitching to the tune of a 1.93 ERA.
More importantly, the Frogs produced 10 extra base hits, including eight doubles and two home runs for a .461 slugging percentage. Jason Coats added three doubles to his career record and Josh Elander hit both of the home runs.
On the mound, Trey Teakell and Travis Evans eached earned their first career wins. As a whole, the group struck out 21 and walked just six. The only defensive miscue came on a failed pick off attempt.

The Horned Frogs flashed some speed on the bases this past weekend, stealing 11 bases in 12 tries. On the season, the Frogs have 46 stolen bases in 65 attempts.
Keaton Jones stole three of the Frogs’ seven stolen bases on Saturday. Kyle Von Tungeln also stole three bases, but was the lone Frog to be caught stealing. Josh Elander and Jason Coats were both 2-for-2 and Zac Jordan was successful in his lone attempt. Elander leads the way this season with 11 stolen bases, while Von Tungeln is nipping at his heels with 10.

On the season, the Horned Frogs have pushed across 86 of their 212 (41%) total runs scored with two outs. As a team, the Frogs are hitting .263 with two outs. Jason Coats leads the team with 13 two-out RBIs. TCU has allowed 70 of 153 (43%) runs allowed to score with two outs. Opponents are hitting .246 against the Frog pitching staff with two outs.

TCU has played 32 extra-inning games in the Jim Schlossnagle era. Friday’s win in 10 innings against Manhattan improved the Frogs to 22-10 in extras under Schlossnagle. TCU is 10-7 in extra innings at home since 2004. This season, the Frogs are 3-1 in extras.
21 of the 32 extra inning games have lasted just 10 innings. The Frogs are 13-8 in 10-inning games. The longest extra-inning game under Schlossnagle is 14 against Kansas in 2011. The Frogs have played five 11-inning games and five 12-inning games.

In Saturday’s 12-5 victory over Manhattan, head coach Jim Schlossnagle notched his 450th career victory. 373 of the victories have come as the leader of the Horned Frogs. Schlossnagle is in his 11th season as a Division I head coach.
Entering this season, he boasted a .680 winning percentage which ranked him 11th among all active coaches with at least five years of head coaching experience.