After making the Regional round of postseason play this summer, TCU Baseball is nearly ready to hit the diamond once again in preparation for what should be an exciting 2020 campaign.
The Frogs begin fall camp on September 20th, and will have 28 practices - running through November 3rd. In addition to the practice time, TCU Baseball will play in numerous intrasquad games, while also taking on two opponents in scrimmages. First up is a fun match against the Texas Rangers Instructional Team, a group of top flight pro prospects, to be played at Globe Life Park. One of the last games to be played at the soon-to-be former home of the Rangers, the contest will take place on Tuesday, October 1st at 6:00pm. It’s a great opportunity for the program, according to coach Jim Schlossnagle. “The fall games that were implemented last year by the NCAA are so critical in evaluating our players vs. outside competition, especially our new players. Certainly the game against the Rangers top prospects will be very challenging and it’s always a great life experience to play in a major league ballpark. We are very thankful to the Texas Rangers organization and Director of Player Development Matt Blood for including us.”
Additionally, the Frogs will play Texas State as part of a busy weekend on campus, taking on the Bobcats at Lupton on Sunday, October 27th, at 1:00pm. The game is part of a busy weekend on campus, taking place the day after TCU Football matches up with the Texas Longhorns. “The Texas State game will be a part of what should be a great weekend of college football and college baseball,” said Schlossnagle. “I’m super excited to welcome one of our former players, Steven Trout, back to campus as the head coach of the Texas State program. This will be a great weekend for all TCU sports fans.” The game will be open to the public and free of charge.
The Horned Frogs are coming off an appearance in the NCAA Regionals, marking the program’s 14th trip to the postseason in the last 16 years. The fall roster features 17 returning players and the program will welcome a host of talented signees as well.