Guess who is looming on the Frog’s side of the bracket should both teams advance to Omaha... hi, Aggies.
TCU and Missouri State will start their best-of-three Super Regional Series at Lupton Stadium at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Game 2 is scheduled for 5 p.m. Sunday, and Game 3, if necessary, would be Monday at a time to be determined.
Saturday’s and Sunday’s games will be broadcast on ESPNU. The NCAA on Monday announced the start times for the eight Super Regional series.
It was a dominating effort all the way around; after the Patriots jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first, the Frogs scored three and never looked back. Josh Watson hit his first home run of the season and Nolan Brown had a great series. The Frogs offense might be clicking at just the right time, and the starting pitching was unbelievable all weekend.
“Once he settled in, Brian did a great job,” Schlossnagle said. “Found the bottom of the strike zone. We took advantage of a lot of free bases in the middle innings. … No disrespect to Brian, but the way they were swinging it this week – a walk, an error and in one swing of the bat – it could change. Once we extended the lead, I felt pretty good. Brian, I’ve been saying this all year. His last 50 pitches are better than his first 50. He gets better as the game goes on, once he calms down a little bit.”
Nolan Brown was 2-for-3 with three RBIs and led TCU in hitting during the regional, going 4-for-9 with a double and five runs batted in.
A fourth straight trip to Omaha is on the line when Missouri State comes to town.
Evan Skoug and Josh Watson both homered to back a strong outing by Brian Howard, and TCU advanced to its fourth straight NCAA super regional with a 15-3 win over Dallas Baptist on Monday night.
The Horned Frogs (45-16) swept through the Fort Worth Regional and will remain at Lupton Stadium next weekend to play Missouri State in a best-of-three series. TCU, the No. 6 national seed, is trying to get to the College World Series for the fourth year in a row.
Seeing the grounds and maintenance crews take the stage front and center for the alma mater was one of the best moments of the weekend. They deserve a ton of credit for getting the games in.
It showed tourney-watchers that the Frogs have their A-game back. They have licked their wounds, maybe even the massive one left by the injury and season-ending surgery to Luken Baker.
TCU’s starting pitching — Mitchell Traver on Saturday, followed by Jared Janczak and Howard — was the class of the tournament. Schlossnagle didn’t even get to start All-Big 12 freshman Nick Lodolo, the first pick of the Pittsburgh Pirates in last year’s draft.
I will let you guess who is number one.
When Kenneth Davis played alongside Jeffery, the duo did some serious damage.
Jeffery had better numbers, but Davis became known as the superior back. His fruitful NFL career helped solidify that status.
At TCU, Davis is fifth all-time in rushing yards, coming oh so close to surpassing 3,000 (2,994). He's also eighth all-time in rushing TDs (23).
He was drafted by Green Bay, where he was the Packers' leading rusher as a rookie. He finished his career in Buffalo, where he lost four straight Super Bowls.
I have a feeling a third might join this list by the end of the season.. and maybe a fourth.
TCU landed two players on the NFL.com list of the nation’s top 100 college football players for the 2017 season, joining Texas for the most of any school from the Lone Star State.
The Horned Frogs’ representatives on the list are running back Kyle Hicks, a senior from Arlington Martin who topped the 1,000-yard rushing mark last season, and receiver/kick returner KaVontae Turpin, a junior who averaged a team-high 123.2 all-purpose yards despite missing five games because of a knee ailment.