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TCU News: Baseball falls at Mavs, early look at the two-deep

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TCU Falters At UT Arlington Tuesday |

Janczak looked solid in his second start since returning from injury.

TCU broke through in the sixth inning with a pair of run. Jake Guenther and Alex Isola singled to open the inning. A wild pitch had both runners in scoring position and Johnny Rizer delivered a two-run single up the middle to make it a 6-2 ballgame. The Frogs didn’t go quietly, scoring a run on a Zach Humphreys groundout in the eighth. With two outs in the ninth, the Frogs put the tying run on base with walks to Josh Watson and Isola around a Guenther base hit. UTA closer Andrew Gross wiggled off the hook with a ground out to end the game. Jared Janczak (0-2) tossed 4 1/3 innings. He allowed six runs (two earned) on six hits, walked one and struck out two. Haylen Green and Matt Rudis allowed one combined runner over the last 3 2/3 innings of the game. The pair fanned seven.


Projecting TCU’s post-spring two-deep depth chart: How could a revamped defense look in 2019? | Dallas Morning News

The defensive end position is loaded, name-wise, but not very experienced.

Defensive end: 1 - Ochaun Mathis and Brandon Bowen, 2 - Parker Workman and Shameik Blackshear/Adam Plant

This is a spot with a ton of turnover and, in turn, opportunities for new faces. Mathis, who some have compared to Jerry Hughes when it comes to potential, appears to be on his way to a starting role after continuing to earn rave reviews through spring. Patterson hinted that 2019 could finally be Bowen’s time too, so don’t take your eyes off the 6-foot-4 Byron Nelson High School product when fall camp arrives down the stretch.

TCU a school in heavy consideration for 4-star Keontae Jenkins | 247 Sports

The cornerback would fill a massive need with Jeff Gladney and Julius Lewis set to graduate.

“Everything looked good,” Jenkins said of his TCU visit. “I liked talking to the staff. The relationship is developing good; I’ve been talking to them ever since they offered me; it’s been good.”

Jenkins is getting recruited by Jeremy Modkins mostly because he’s the cornerbacks coach for the Frogs. However, Jenkins says he’s built a strong relationship with each of the coaches on staff.

“All of them are recruiting me really,” he said. “Coach Patterson is recruiting me pretty good too. He doesn’t really do a lot of the social media stuff.”

Jenkins was hosted on his visit by redshirt freshman Atanza Vongor. The four-star says he got along with the defensive back as well as the rest of the team.


Equestrian earns last seed in NCEA team bracket | TCU 360

Equestrian has put together a solid season.

Claire Dittrich, a first-team Reining All-American, is in her best form of the season. Her 9-4 overall record was boosted with two wins and both of her MOP awards at the Big 12 Tournament. She has a 5-1 record against Big 12 teams this season.

Second-team Reining All-American Elena Hurd matched Dittrich with a 9-4 record. She recorded two of her three MOP awards against SMU and Texas A&M, both top-five seeds in Reining. Her 74.5 score against the Aggies is TCU’s season-high.

Carly Lombard was the third Reining member to be selected, tying the program record for a single event. Lombard’s 8-4 record and two MOP awards earned her an honorable mention spot.

“We had a tough schedule and traveled a lot this season,” Schoolfield said. “It’s even more impressive that these ladies were so successful on so many unfamiliar horses.”