clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

TCU News: Baseball Back to Big XII Play

New, 8 comments

The Frogs will travel to Lawrence this weekend for a big three game set against the Jayhawks, and TCU Commit Shawn Robinson talks why he will spend his future in Fort Worth.

TCU Baseball:

Kansas Hosts No. 6 TCU for Big 12 Weekend Series | KU Athletics

The 'Hawks will turn to ace Ben Krauth Friday night to try and pick up their second conference win of the season against Luken Baker and TCU.

Time and time again, senior lefty Ben Krauth (2-4) turns in stellar performance after stellar performance for the Jayhawks, and Friday night at Baylor (April 1) was no different. The southpaw pitched equally as well as he did in his last three starts, chalking up another 11 strikeouts to his name. Krauth paced Kansas through seven innings and gave up just six hits and one unearned run, en route to KU's first conference win of the season, 6-1.

TCU, Schlossnagle resume Big 12 play, eager to 'get back in that race' | The Star-Telegram

After falling to UTA Wednesday night, the Frogs will look to get back on track against a conference foe as they take to the road for the third straight weekend.

“Texas Tech’s really good — big series in Stillwater this weekend, that’s for sure,” Schlossnagle said. “Oklahoma’s playing better. Oklahoma State, top to bottom, has the most talented team when you combine talent and experience.”

He smiled.

“And TCU’s not bad, either.”

Mavs pitch a winning game against TCU | The Shorthorn

The Frogs made mistakes in the field, but give credit to a UTA team that has been on fire lately for making timely hits and riding great pitching to their first win against TCU this season.

“We talked about it in practice yesterday how embarrassed were after last Tuesday, they just laid it on us,” Thomas said. “And we added to it by not playing very well. We just challenged them a little bit saying 'You better show up and play or you can get embarrassed again.'”

TCU Football:

TCU Commit Shawn Robinson Has Big Plans for Horned Frogs, Himself | Campus Insiders

There is so much to like about the 5* QB from Denton-Guyer, on and off the field. This is a great article that reiterates his commitment to TCU (he won't be taking any more visits) and the work he is doing on the recruiting trail to bring more talent to his team.

"[I'm] 100-percent committed. I like that Coach Patterson — and the staff of course is a very good coaching staff - but also, they're straight up," Robinson said. "They are real. They are great people as well as coaches. They are truly in the best interest of us kids. The offense fits me perfectly, and they have a lot of top notch athletes already in their program and coming in. So, they are going to stay good for a long time."

TCU Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson hopes to live up to his own statue | ESPN

We all know that GP didn't want the statue, mostly because he feels he hasn't accomplished his goals yet. But he does take pride in one thing that he's checked off his list.

He thinks back to his introductory news conference and one of his biggest goals: grow and unite the fan base and the community. No matter where you went to school, he says, TCU must be Fort Worth’s team.

“We’re probably closer right now to doing that -- if we haven’t accomplished it already -- than we ever have,” Patterson said.

Redskins Draft Preview: Texas Christian WR Josh Doctson | CBS Local

It's a nightmare scenario for those that are fans of the Frogs and the Cowboys, but Doc could fit well into a Redskins offense that is in desperate need of a young, reliable target for Kirk Cousins.

The Redskins need to start planning for the future at wide receiver. Pierre Garcon and DeSean Jackson both turn 30 this year. Garcon will be a free agent. They can escape Jackson’s contract with minimal salary-cap punishment next March. That doesn’t preclude extending one of them. But there are still hard feelings among some in the organization about Jackson skipping voluntary offseason workouts.