The win over Virginia puts TCU in the driver’s seat in this regional. They’ll await the winner of DBU/Virginia this afternoon. The win over the Cavaliers on Sunday night puts UVA in a tough spot, as they’re missing their top two arms. (Note that Carlos had to submit this before the game ended. Bettinger was used heavily last night).
Virginia is missing two starting pitchers, Adam Haseley and Noah Murdock, because of injury. Its potential remaining starter is sophomore right-hander Evan Sperling, with nine starts. Outside of that, Virginia could use reliever Alec Bettinger if he is not called on heavily beforehand.
Janczak absolutely dominated Virginia for eight innings, earning his ninth win of the season, and bringing TCU to within one win of a Super Regional berth.
TCU's starting pitching has been the difference. After Mitchell Traver shut down CCSU in TCU's first regional game through seven innings, Janczak (9-0) silenced the Virginia bats, allowing just six hits and one run while striking out six in eight innings.
I bet you can guess this list pretty easily.
Quarterback has been a really good position for the Horned Frogs over the years. Some would probably dare to say TCU quarterbacks have been consistently "above average," which is better than most programs could hope for. TCU is a quarterback school - the legends of old and the recent stars prove this.