The Horned Frogs have been red-hot heading into Tuesday’s 3:00pm tilt against SFA in Stephenville, and two of the players at the heart of their nine game win streak were recently honored for their exploits on the diamond. Austin Krob (Pitcher of the Week) and Brayden Taylor (Co-Newcomer of the Week) were honored for their performances in leading TCU to a 4-0 record last week. The honor is the second for Krob and the first for Taylor.
⚾ #Big12Baseball ⚾— Big 12 Conference (@Big12Conference) April 5, 2021
▪️ @OSUBaseball's Christian Encarnacion-Strand
▪️ @TCU_Baseball's Austin Krob
▪️ @TexasBaseball's Ivan Melendez
▪️ @TCU_Baseball's Brayden Taylor
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After battling out of a bases-loaded, nobody-out situation in the first, allowing just one run, Krob rallied for a strong performance. The lefty retired 16 in a row to get the game into the seventh. He allowed a hit and a walk in the seventh, but a double play ended the inning. The sophomore’s final line saw him allow a run on three hits, with one walk and a career-high 10 strikeouts.
Another week, another honor for Austin Krob! The lefty earned @Big12Conference Pitcher of the Week for his performance at Oklahoma. Austin tied his career high with 7 innings pitched and set a new high with 10 Ks!@austin_krob #FrogballUSA | #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/tn9B6JBmS3— TCU Baseball (@TCU_Baseball) April 5, 2021
You can watch 46 seconds of him making the Sooners look silly, thanks to our friends @FrogBall_Data:
All of Big 12 Pitcher of the week Austin Krob's swings and misses this weekend!@austin_krob #FrogballUSA | #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/b70UAsG6uJ— TCU Baseball Data (@Frogball_Data) April 5, 2021
Taylor reached base safely in all four games and hit .357 in the series at Oklahoma. The freshman homered in all three games against the Sooners and had two hits in the opener and the series finale. On Saturday, Taylor turned a key double play in the first inning when the Sooners had the bases loaded with nobody out.
Congrats to Brayden Taylor! He's the @Big12Conference Co-Newcomer of the Week! The freshman homered in all three games at Oklahoma!@braydentaylor02 | #FrogballUSA | #GoFrogs pic.twitter.com/io5HYcXz1w— TCU Baseball (@TCU_Baseball) April 5, 2021
Krob was named the Big 12 Newcomer of the Week on March 29 in addition to Luke Boyers earning Big 12 Newcomer of the Week honors on March 1.
TCU has climbed to No. 6 in the rankings and is riding a nine game winning streak. The Horned Frogs are coming off a sweep at Oklahoma over the weekend. TCU continues its road swing on Tuesday afternoon at Tarleton State. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.
Additionally, TCU senior forward Yazmeen Ryan earned her second weekly award in two games played for her performance in TCU’s home victory over #15 Oklahoma State.
Ryan had a hand in all four goals scored in the 4-0 shutout over No. 15 Oklahoma State. The senior assisted on the first and third goals of the game. Her first goal of the game came off a set piece from just outside the 18. Her second goal was an individual effort from about 25 yards out. The senior has played a part in all six goals TCU has scored in the spring.
Congrats to Yazmeen Ryan on earning her second @Big12Conference Player of the Week award this spring! The senior had a hand in all four goals in TCU’s 4-0 win over #15 Oklahoma State.#GoFrogs | @yazziiann pic.twitter.com/EbOeotLicD— TCU Soccer (@TCUSoccer) April 5, 2021
TCU Soccer is back at it Saturday in a road contest at Texas A&M, with game time set for 7:00pm.