Tyler Alexander and Preston Morrison will start the first two games of the Super Regional for TCU, which is counting on their ability to stay away from the middle of the plate against the heavy-hitting Texas A&M lineup.
Now the Big 12 regular-season champion Frogs (47-12), the No. 7 national seed, are hosting a best-of-three super regional for the second year in a row. Game 1 against Texas A&M (49-12) is Saturday.
A year after clinching their first home NCAA Super Regional and going to another College World Series after a ninth-inning suicide squeeze bunt play, the Horned Frogs (47-12) get to host another Super Regional. Their big rally Monday night gave them a 9-8 win against North Carolina State in 10 innings in the Fort Worth Regional final.
“They could split the freakin’ crowd down the middle, for all I care,” coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “I want to have as many people in the ballpark as we possibly can. If you sell 10,000 tickets and 10,000 people are in here, I could care less who they are.”
Between TCU’s Monday night eight-run comeback against NC State and Thursday’s ticket controversy on Twitter, the Fort Worth Super Regional already has college baseball fans riled up for this weekend’s series.
SMU could win the national championship, and it still wouldn't have an invite to the Big 12.