Dozens of attributes can make up a good baseball team. I'd say finding a way to win 3-0 against a pitcher who made about two, possibly three, mistakes the Friday after losing your first series of the year counts as one of those things. TCU did that Friday against Willie Schwanke and Wichita State.
Luken Baker and Jared Janczak were both brilliant Friday and allowed just 3 runs between them in their respective shutout. While Baker, who struggled a little bit in Austin, at least behind his standards, was back in form Friday in his 4 innings of work, it was Jared Janczak who really stood out. The RHP RS freshman from Belton struck out 9 thru 5 innings to earn his fourth win of the year. He's now 4-1.
From an offensive standpoint, TCU did Friday night what they've been able to do the majority of the season–capitilize. One of the few mistakes Schwanke made Friday was walking Elliott Barzilli to set up a two-run triple from the Triple King himself, Josh Watson, to put the Frogs up 3-0. TCU's first run came on a solo shot from Dane Steinhagen. Elsewhere on the offensive front, keeping Cam Warner in the two-hole really seems to be working; and the same can be said for keeping Connor Wanhanen around the 7th spot. Warner, who went 2-4 Friday, extended his hitting streak to 14 games; and Wanhanen masterfully blooped an 8th inning single to keep the bottom half of the lineup dangerous.
The series resumes today at 1pm Saturday. It will be televised on ESPNU.