The TCU baseball team is set to make their second-straight appearance in the College World Series beginning Sunday against the No. 2 National Seed, LSU. Game time is set for 2 p.m. (CT) on ESPN.
TCU’s second consecutive trip to the College World Series has resulted in less awe for the players, which might be a good thing.
Perhaps more than any other team in the College World Series, LSU has a lineup that can compete with TCU’s No. 1 strength, its pitching.
TCU hitting coach Bill Mosiello said Connor Wanhanen did not change his swing when he hit his first home run last week in Game 3 of the Super Regional against Texas A&M, but it was a sign that the power is coming for the freshman designated hitter.
Without Preston Guillory’s relief performance in the ninth inning against Texas A&M last week, it’s possible TCU wouldn’t even be in Omaha.
For Schlossnagle, Sunday’s opener against LSU is another hurdle. But his 12 seasons at TCU have been filled with conquered hurdles — among them, beating Texas in Austin in 2010 to advance to the College World Series for the first time, hosting a regional and super regional for the first time, and returning to Omaha in back-to-back years.
The flags above TD Ameritrade Park waved Saturday in a warm, gentle breeze that blew straight from center field toward home plate, a peculiar but common sight here in the summer months.