Barzilli and Baker once again led the charge, with Cam Warner getting in on the action as well. Warner hit his first collegiate home run on Tuesday, to give TCU a 2-0 lead.
Elliott Barzilli and Luken Baker each drove in three runs to back the pitching of freshman starter Dalton Horton and two relievers in TCU’s 13-0 victory over UT Rio Grande Valley on Tuesday night at Lupton Stadium.
Another dominant performance from the Frogs.
The Horned Frogs exploded for seven runs in the third to open up a commanding 9-0 lead. With a run in and the bases full of Frogs, Elliott Barzilli tripled off the wall in left center. An errant throw back to the infield allowed Barzilli to complete the circuit around the bases for a 7-0 lead. Ryan Merrill provided more sparks as he successfully stole home. Luken Baker’s bases-loaded walk capped the scoring.
Trent Johnson noted that Malique was highly recruited, and getting him to TCU was a big win for the program.
“He had a lot of people that were recruiting him,” Johnson said. “There’s no easy sell, especially with our program, because it takes a lot of courage. So it’s not an easy sell. He had an opportunity to do a lot of things, go a lot of places. Recruiting is tough, because we’re all trying to get the best possible player we can get, to play at the highest level. So we still have to continue to get good players who are great kids and want to be part of something that’s ultimately going to be special.”
The sooner they find a QB, the better the offense will be.
Patterson understands the urgency of the choice. You must score points -- lots and lots of them -- to be competitive in the Big 12 and that starts with the quarterback. Even with a slew of defensive injuries, TCU finished 11-2 last season, in part, because of an offense that ranked third nationally.