The win makes this weekend’s series with Texas Tech a battle for first place in the conference... in Lubbock... hide yo water.
“Everybody’s allowed to go through a slump,” Schlossnagle said of Feltman, third all-time at TCU in saves. “Luckily we scored some runs to give us a cushion, and Haylen and Dalton got the outs we needed. There’s no question it’s a concern. But there’s no Triple A. There’s nobody to call up. There’s no trades you’re allowed to make. We’ve got to figure it out. We’ll just keep attacking it that way until he gets back to where he’s right.”
After Saturday’s disaster, Sunday’s win was much needed.
Baylor baseball lost an 8-5 series rubber match to No. 6 TCU on Sunday afternoon at Lupton Stadium. The Bears (24-16, 6-9) trailed 3-0 early and fought back twice to pressure the Horned Frogs (30-8, 11-4) but it wasn’t enough to get the series win.
Each of the first three guys in the lineup hit one out, as a balanced attacked fended off the Bears in Fort Worth. Evan Skoug especially has been red hot at the plate, and Wade continues to be the most reliable bat in the order.
Skoug and Cam Warner connected for back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the third inning before Austen Wade launched another solo-shot in the bottom of the seventh.
Skoug’s shot continued a hot-streak at the plate for the junior, now with a team-high nine home runs on the year. Skoug hit three home runs a week ago during the series against West Virginia, including two in one game on April 15, and improved his on-base streak to 22 games.
Hard to call Trevone Boykin a bust, considering he was likely at best a fifth round pick prior to the San Antonio incident and currently sits as the backup to Russell Wilson in Seattle. The off the field issues are concerning, but at the moment, Boykin has exceeded many projections.
Boykin had the potential to be a high pick for TCU in the draft. However, the night before his senior bowl game, Boykin was arrested for punching a cop outside of a bar in San Antonio. While he managed to sign with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, Boykin could have been drafted higher and had the potential to sign with anyone.
This is a great story on another former TCU kicker living out his dream off the field.
“To this day, I draw back on some of the traits that were instilled in me by my experiences at TCU,” the former Horned Frogs kicker said. “Especially being accountable to my work and persevering in hard times. It’s weird — I learned those skills under the football lights in front of thousands of people, you would think giving a talk in front of 50 or 100 people would be a piece of cake. But it’s still tough.”