Sean Wymer was strong in the two innings he pitched, striking out five. But a big home run off of Rex Hill (after an error) and a wild pitch ended TCU's win streak at five games. It was a sloppy game for the Frogs, and a potential jumping off point for a Mavericks squad that has been excellent offensively as of late.
TCU (22-6), headed to a three-game Big 12 series at Kansas on Friday, committed two errors and was out-hit 13-6. The Frogs had only two hits until the eighth inning.
"They outplayed us in every phase of the game," Schlossnagle said. "We got back into it on one swing of the bat. Too little, too late."
The No. 17 rated player in the class of 2017, and top outside linebacker, Browning will have his pick of blue blood programs come February.
According to 247 Sports, Browning is crystal balled to Texas at 42-percent, but some of the other top programs on the list will have something to say about that.
Aaron Green was one of the most under-appreciated players in the country the past two seasons, but Frog fans knew how special he was. Now it's up to one of the young guys to fill his quick-cutting shoes.
Hicks in particular looked promising with his 4.2 carries per game, averaging 5.8 yards. That will provide a bridge to the two tailbacks TCU added in the 2016 recruiting class, though both are capable of contributing as freshmen. Sewo Olonillua, aRivals four-star athlete, is already enrolled at TCU after graduating from Kingwood in December and practicing with the tailbacks. Meanwhile George Ranch running back and Rivals three-star Darius Anderson was a highly sought-after recruit and is yet to enroll at school.
Giulio Castagnara shot a one over 71 on his way to a second place finish, the best of his career. The junior from Italy finished the weekend nine over.
The Frogs finished second after shooting a final-day 285 — the best team score of the day. In addition to Castagnara, Pierre Mazier (T13) and Paul Barjon (T17) were 1-over on the final day, and Steffano Mazzoli (T35) was 2-over to lead the TCU, which overcame a five stroke deficit on Oregon, which finished third. Washington won the tournament, 11 shots better than TCU.