The injury bug has been ruthless across TCU athletics this season, and it just bit baseball in a big way.
INJURY NEWS: @TCU_Baseball talented freshman Porter Brown will miss the rest of the season after dislocating his non-throwing shoulder over the weekend. He reaggravated a previous injury from HS. Tough blow for #Frogs, but they do get Hunter Wolfe back for #Texas series.— Kendall Rogers (@KendallRogers) March 21, 2019
Porter Brown took a swing during an at bat over the weekend, against Eastern Michigan, and immediately grabbed his upper right arm/shoulder area. Despite putting the ball in play he didn’t even make it out of the batter’s box.
It was suspected that the injury could keep him out for the rest of the season, and now we have confirmation.
Brown sprinted out of the gate this season, tallying seven hits and three stolen bases in his first three games as a Frog. His freshman campaign ends with him slashing .279/.328/.405 with seven stolen bases.
Brown started every game this season prior to his injury last Friday, largely filling the designated hitter role for the Frogs this season. In his absence Bobby Goodloe has hit in the DH spot twice and Alex Isola once.
TCU is losing an incredible base runner and steals threat from the top of the lineup, so it’ll be interesting to see what the long-term solution is. TCU has always been aggressive on the base paths, but losing a threat like Brown definitely hurts.
TCU opens Big 12 play on Friday, when the Texas Longhorns come to Lupton for a three-game series.