Why TCU baseball’s Zach Humphreys is finding success batting cleanup | The Star-Telegram
Zach has been on an absolute tear this season.
“I’ve never batted cleanup in my life until now,” Humphreys said, smiling. “My dad’s like, ‘What is a Humphreys doing batting cleanup?’ But we’re in a good position with the guys in the top of the lineup to get on base and I have a chance to get those RBIs. I also feel like I’m getting good pitches to hit because Gene Wood and Hunter Wolfe are behind me tearing it up too. So I’m feeling confident.”
That confidence has spread throughout the entire team. The Frogs (17-7) have won six straight as they travel to Oklahoma (13-11) for a three-game series this weekend.
TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle acknowledged his lineup may not have the traditional 3-4-5 batters in the heart of it that an opposing pitching staff fears. Instead, Schlossnagle said, this year’s TCU team has a lineup that can essentially be flipped from top to bottom on a given night.
“Our lineup isn’t built with a Luken Baker that is anchoring the middle of it,” Schlossnagle said. “Our team, when it’s playing at its best, you can flip the lineup. We try to have a little more overall depth to our lineup versus having those three or four guys who scare the heck out of you and everyone else can be pitched to.”
5 TCU prospects most likely to be selected in the 2021 NFL draft | Dallas Morning News
I am really interested to see where Wallow lands.
3. Garret Wallow, LB
Wallow came to TCU as a safety, but was moved to linebacker once star safeties Trevon Moehrig and Ar’Darius Washington joined the team. Wallow has led the team in tackles the last two seasons adding 32.5 tackles for loss (9.5 sacks) during his career. Wallow (6-2, 230 pounds) is slightly undersized to be the ideal linebacker in the NFL, but he plays much bigger and attacks with power.
Expected Range: Rounds 4-5
Recapping recent TCU offers | Horned Frog Blitz
Could any of these be future Frogs?
Conner Harrell | QB | Thompson (AL) – The most recent offer by the Frogs, Harrell is the 10th quarterback to receive an offer from the Frogs from the 2022 class. He is the fourth dual-threat quarterback to get offered. The 6-foot-1, 190-pounder led his team to a 14-0 record and Class 7A State Championship in Alabama as a junior. On the season he threw for 3,568 yards with 42 touchdowns and just 3 interceptions. Houston, Washington State, Memphis and USF are among the other programs that have offered within the past two weeks.
Major Everhart | APB | Amarillo Tascosa – When coaches say to run track and the prospect is fast, things usually work out. That has happened with the 5-foot-11, 170-pound speedster out of Amarillo as he’s timed in the 10.3 range in the 100-meter this spring. Several teams have come into the picture as he’s picked up offers from TCU, SMU, Vanderbilt, East Carolina and Baylor in the past two weeks. Everhart has an official visit planned for TCU on June 11. He is currently rated as the No. 8 all-purpose back in the nation according to the composite rankings.
TCU student helps open up a new coffee shop in Fort Worth | TCU360
This is really cool.
MacGregor explained that this journey came along very quickly.
“We began meeting at the end of February and have been getting ready very quickly,” MacGregor said. “It has been incredible to be able to share just a part of this journey with them.”
MacGregor’s main focus was on branding and the media required to start up the shop. He explained it wasn’t necessarily the easiest journey and many obstacles popped up.
“The biggest challenge is growing the community and the culture in an already existing space,” MacGregor said. “With any business, there are also many little barriers; from sign design, to city permits, to budget, it is a constant learning process that is made easier with such amazing friends.”