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TCU News: Frogs Eliminate Kansas

Brian Howard was dominant in Friday night’s victory.

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Pitching gem moves TCU into matchup with Texas Longhorns | The Star-Telegram

Brian Howard was unbelievable - 12 strikeouts in a complete game shutout, dominating the Jayhawks from start to finish as they had very few opportunities to attack the Frogs. The offense benefitted from some wildness early, but weren’t over-powering on their way to a 6-0 win.

Howard, a senior right-hander, walked none. He threw 117 pitches and hit two batters.

Last season, he was 4-0 in four starts after the regular season.

“I always love to pitch,” Howard said. “The whole season’s fun, but this time of year, it’s a little bit more fun and a little bit more meaningful games. I just wanted to go out there and win a game, and we were able to do that.”

Big 12 baseball tournament: TCU shuts out Kansas, top-seeded Texas Tech ousted | Sports Day

The WVU - Texas Tech game was nuts.

West Virginia trailed 6-4 entering the ninth inning, but Cramer -- who was 2 for 5 with five RBIs -- singled to right and two runs scored for the Mountaineers, aided by an error on the play by Texas Tech. With West Virginia up 8-6 in the top of the 10th, Cramer then put the game out of reach with his double to right field.

Kansas eliminated from Big 12 baseball tournament | Kansas City Star

The Jayhawks season is over with the loss.

The Jayhawks, who were seeded No. 7, were downed by No. 2 seed TCU 6-0.

Kansas won its opener in the tournament, beating TCU 7-2 on Wednesday. But KU lost to No. 6 seed Texas 5-4 on Thursday night, and had to face TCU again, this time with elimination at stake.


Former NC star Collins transferring to TCU | New Canaan News

Well, this news is... interesting... to say the least, as the Frogs replace the transferring Brennen Wooten with a former Ivy Leaguer.

“When he first told me, I told him he was crazy,” Marinelli said. “They insinuated he was going to be the guy at Penn. If he didn’t get hurt, he’d be a 30-game starter in the Ivy’s; if you were going to go to the NFL or beyond, you can do it from there, but I think he wanted more of a football experience.”

That’s exactly what Collins wanted.

While he didn’t dislike Penn, Collins wants life at a big-time football school.

“I didn’t want to look back and say, ‘what if I had played at the FBS level?’” Collins said. “That was really it, I wanted more of a football experience than I was getting at Penn and a chance to play against the best competition possible.”