Let’s be honest, it’s essentially as if TCU’s playoffs started this weekend, with what the Frogs will have to do to make the actual postseason. They got off on the right foot, taking two of three games from the Raiders.
Jake Eissler was the difference for TCU on Sunday. While Tech’s pitchers couldn’t find the zone with a map, Eissper was dissecting Tech’s dangerous lineup with surgeon-like precision.
Reliever Jake Eissler took over with a runner on first and no outs in the fifth and retired all 15 batters he faced, including a career-high 11 strikeouts. Eissler earned the win to improve to 3-1.
”Obviously, Eissler was amazing,” TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “Hopefully, that will be a springboard for the rest of his season and his career.”
Haylen Green got off to a shaky start before settling in for four innings of work. But Jake Eissler outshone everyone in five innings of relief work, while TCU hitters walked 14 times to earn the win.
The game stayed 7-5 until the seventh when the Frogs struck for two more runs. Four walks in the inning proved costly to the Red Raiders. Balta and Rizer worked the free passes to extend the TCU lead to four, 9-5.
Karter Johnson, a 3-star DT from Pickerington, Ohio, became TCU’s ninth commit to the class of 2019 over the weekend.
Johnson (6-foot-2, 302 pounds) chose TCU over Michigan State. He’s rated a three-star recruit and is the first defensive tackle among nine early commitments to TCU’s class of 2019. TCU’s ‘19 class is currently rated No. 18 in the nation by the 247Sports composite team rankings.