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TCU pitcher Jared Janczak officially out for the year

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The Frogs’ ace has had season-ending surgery.

TCU Baseball vs Kansas State (March 23, 2018)
TCU Baseball vs Kansas State (March 23, 2018)
Melissa Triebwasser

According to DI Baseball’s Kendall Rogers, TCU pitcher Jared Janczak will undergo season-ending surgery, signaling the end of his year, and quite possibly, his TCU career.

It truly has been the season from hell, as absolutely nothing seems to have gone right for Jim Schlossnagle’s program. Season-ending injuries to star pitcher Jared Janczak and star hitter Luken Baker derailed the program late, but the Frogs struggled out of the gate after replacing a host of talented veterans from a squad that made TCU’s fourth consecutive College World Series in 2017.

Janczak was questionable to return after going just one inning in his most recent start, after missing a few weeks with an injury to his throwing shoulder. After last week’s victory over UT Arlington, Schloss said that he could be out for three weeks or the rest of the year, depending on how he responded to treatment. Unfortunately for TCU, it was the latter.

JJ was 1-1 this season with a 3.00 ERA in eight starts. He struck out 41 batters in 42.0 innings, while walking just 12. A redshirt junior, the righty was 16-6 with a 2.45 ERA and 182 strikeouts in 176 innings. He is eligible for the draft this summer, and will need to weigh coming back for his senior season or avoid further collegiate injury risk and go pro.

TCU is facing Texas Tech this weekend, a huge series that is likely the make or break point for their postseason dreams. It appears that fellow right hander Sean Wymer will miss the weekend series as well, as he is not currently listed in the rotation.

Get well soon, Jared.