After tying with the Red Raiders for the regular season title, the Frogs took care of business Sunday in Stillwater to win the tournament outright.
Cameron Norrie and Alex Rybakov won their match 6-4.
TCU won the first set on five of six singles. Trevor Johnson won his match 6-2, 6-2. Norrie avenged a loss earlier this season to Felipe Soares with a 6-2, 6-4 victory. Rybakov followed with a 6-2, 6-3 victory.
The pitching was inconsistent, the batters couldn't get hit with runners in scoring position, and overall, TCU got outplayed by a better team. But this group is young and will be battle tested by the time the post-season rolls around. I wouldn't give up on them quite yet. That being said, Schlossnagle was clearly disappointed in his team after the loss.
“Horrible, just horrible,” he said. “Just a total lack of respect for the pitching tradition of this program by our pitching staff. Everything we are about is pitching and throwing strikes, and this pitching staff refuses to commit to it.”
TCU lost their second consecutive Big 12 series, and their first of the season at home. Tech's pitchers befuddled the Frogs when they were throwing strikes.
“Damron pitched really well,” Schlossnagle said. “We couldn’t get to anybody’s fastball, really.”
Those of us that have followed TCU know the story well, but it's fun to see a whole new fanbase fall in love with Josh Doctson and his incredible story. His attitude will certainly make him a fan favorite in short order.
“It was a long journey for myself, a humbling journey, fighting for a scholarship and not knowing if I’d get that scholarship,” he said. “Then getting the scholarship and trying to get on the field somehow. Then my senior year, trying to figure out how to beat double coverage.
“And now, I’m at the bottom of the totem pole and starting over. So I’m looking forward to it.”
Boykin has a legitimate shot to make the team, as Seattle went into the draft with only Russell Wilson at quarterback and did not use a draft pick on a signal-caller this weekend. Boykin clearly wants to play behind center, and the Seahawks give him as good a chance as any team to play that position.
"I'm totally open to it. If you look at my college career at TCU, I bounced around from receiver to running back to quarterback, but my heart is at quarterback. It's something I've been doing. It's something I put up great stats at, something I've been doing for the past couple of years, almost my whole life, and I just happen to be a great athlete."