The ball that Elliott Barzilli hit to right field to save TCU’s baseball season Monday night didn’t stay there long.
Instead, for a day, hailing Gallo’s first game in Arlington will have to wait. TCU baseball does not have the drawing power of the Texas Rangers or a Joey Gallo, but on Monday night its once-in-a-generation game was truly transcendent and a giant lesson for us all.
“I think it could be part of our story,” Schlossnagle said Tuesday. “It’s just like our conversation after we went two and out in the Big 12 tournament. It was, ‘Guys, if you can handle this the right way, this can be a part of our story.’
TCU’s rally from an 8-1 deficit with two outs in the eighth inning Monday night against NC State in the championship game of the Fort Worth Regional required clutch hits and some breaks. The Horned Frogs got them and won 9-8 in 10 innings in front of 4,277 frenzied fans at Lupton Stadium, advancing to a Super Regional series, their fifth in seven seasons.
“This is one of the coolest things that has every happened to me,” said Baker, 18, a TCU signee. “Just awesome. I know a lot of the guys who won in other states personally, and I know how good they are. I’d never really thought about having a chance to win. There are some real studs out there, so this is an incredible honor for me.”
More than a decade before LaDainian Tomlinson put TCU on the map with thunderous rushing performances, there was Kenneth Davis.
The year was 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt was the President, and the United States was coming out of the back end of the Great Depression. Also, holding significance to this year is the lone year that TCU was able to win it all in football. 77 years later TCU has expectations in place for the 2015 season to be crowned National Champions for just the second time in school history. Even though these expectations are really high, TCU has the confidence that they can get the job done and they will make the dream into a reality. Outside of just having a Heisman frontrunner at QB, here are five keys that will be revealed this summer to help TCU win it all in the fall.