Bringing Durbin Feltman in yesterday, and leaving him in after a HBP and two consecutive walks, was probably not the best decision. Regardless, the Frogs will have the week off to regroup before Baylor comes to town.
“That was the difference,” WVU manager Randy Mazey said. “We throw up five-zeros at the end, out of the bullpen. Everybody is naturally thinking where were those guys yesterday when you needed them. It was a different day, different atmosphere. We had a pitcher’s meeting before the game today and talked about getting right back out there and getting a second chance to prove yourself as a bullpen.”
The Frogs have addressed their shooting woes with the addition of some top flight shooters in the class of 2017.
As a team last season, TCU shot just 46.6% (67th among D-I programs) from the field, and only 35.4% from three-point range (153rd). That said, the Horned Frogs ranked third in the country in assists, with 661 on the season, and 16th in rebounds, with 1,404. Those numbers hardly speak to a consistent offense, which TCU will need to develop to compete with the likes of Kansas at the top of the Big 12. The Horned Frogs simply must shoot better to make the NCAAs after falling short last season.
Pierce adds size to a lineup that looses a lot to graduation this spring.
“Andre is versatile, long and plays with a lot of intensity,” TCU men’s basketball coach Jamie Dixon said. “Andre has a high motor and combined with a strong skill set for someone his size. He comes from a respected basketball program that has produced successful, high-level Division I basketball players.”