TCU baseball dropped out of the D1Baseball.com rankings Monday following a 1-3 week that included a series loss on the road to Big 12 foe Kansas State. Now at 23-15 on the year, the Horned Frogs will look to right the ship Tuesday afternoon against DBU, with first-pitch moved up due to an isolated severe weather threat in the metroplex this evening.
Here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know as the Horned Frogs and Patriots get set for a matinee at Lupton Stadium.
TCU vs DBU
When: Tuesday, April 23 at 3 p.m. CT (moved up from 6:30 p.m, CT)
Where: Lupton Stadium — Fort Worth, Texas
Radio: 88.7 FM KTCU
TCU record: 23-15 (6-6 Big 12)
DBU record: 27-12 (6-3 Missouri Valley)
Probable TCU starter: Jared Janczak (0-2, 7.13 ERA, 17.2 IP 13 BB, 8 K)
Probable DBU starter: Jimmy Fouse (2-0, 3.86 ERA, 16.1 IP, 7 BB, 10 K)
Series history: TCU leads 47-27 (as of 1971)
Last Time (April 9 at DBU)
TCU fell on the road in Dallas, 11-6, as Janczak returned to the mound for the first time since early March. The game was tied heading into the bottom of the sixth inning following back-to-back TCU home runs by Josh Watson and Jake Guenther in the top of the inning, but the Patriots responded immediately with four runs and held on to the lead for good. TCU had a chance to crawl back with the bases loaded and only one out in the seventh inning, but squandered the opportunity en route to a five-run loss.
TCU players to watch
Jared Janczak, RHP: The senior from Belton is still looking for his first win of the season, granted he missed roughly a month earlier this spring. Tuesday will be nothing shy of a revenge game for Janczak — as it is for the entire team — after DBU spoiled his chance at win No. 1 two weeks ago. And with the Horned Frogs losing four of their last five, a sizable boost of confidence couldn’t possibly come at a better time if Janczak gets the job done.
Jake Guenther, INF: One of the best batters in the Big 12 all season, Guenther enters Tuesday riding an 11-game hit streak while hitting .397. Guenther has homered five times this season, one of which came against DBU two weeks ago.
DBU players to watch
Jackson Glenn, INF: Glenn has been the hottest hitter for the Patriots in the last two weeks. The sophomore from Cedar Hill is 10-for-26 with four home runs and 14 RBIs in his last six games. Glenn had two hits when TCU and DBU met last time.
Augie Isaacson, OF: Isaacson is batting .306, but more impressive is his speed. The former Friends University (Wichita, Kan.) transfer has 19 steals in 22 attempts in 2019, putting him tied for seventh all-time on DBU’s single-season steal list in the Division-I era. Isaacson had a hit and a steal during the April 9 meeting between TCU and DBU