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GoFrogs: ACU vs. TCU baseball preview


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GoFrogs: ACU vs. TCU baseball preview
FORT WORTH – No. 5 TCU will make a brief stop at Lupton Stadium Tuesday night to host Abilene Christian in its final tune-up before Big 12 action begins Friday. The Horned Frogs are off to their best start in program history with a 12-0 record. Tuesday's game is slated to begin at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, March 4 • vs. Abilene Christian • 6 p.m.
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• With another sweep over the weekend, TCU has set the standard for the best start to a season with a 12-0 record.
• TCU is a unanimous Top 5 team in all the polls.
• TCU is one of five remaining undefeated teams and the only team with 12 wins.
• TCU just won eight straight games against five different Pac 12 teams.
• TCU sits second the Big 12 in average (.336), ninth in ERA (5.15) and sixth in fielding percentage (.969).
• TCU pitchers have recorded double-digit strikeouts eight times this year and have the third-most strikeouts in the NCAA this season (144).
• Five Horned Frogs made their season debut in Sunday's win over USC.
Sam Myers' .419 batting average is tied for eighth among all NCAA freshmen.
Logan Maxwell stretched his hitting streak to 13 games dating back to last season. He is 10th in the Big 12 with .421 average.
Zachary Cawyer is tied for the national lead with four wins on the season.
Peyton Chatagnier leads the Big 12 with 15 walks drawn, a mark that is seventh in the NCAA.

• TCU will play 33 home games during the 2024 season.
• TCU is 478-162 all-time at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU is 244-84 at home with Kirk Saarloos on staff.
• TCU has won 65-of-84 home series under Saarloos.
• TCU owns a 106-38 mark in midweek games at home.
• TCU has won 20 or more games in 16 of the 20 seasons Lupton Stadium has been in existence.
• TCU ranks 14th nationally in average attendance (4,519) in 2024.

• Abilene Christian is in the midst of a nine-game road trip.
• The Wildcats are coming off a 2-1 series loss at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi this past weekend.
• ACU is 1-1 in midweek games this season, dropping an 8-4 decision to Oklahoma State at Globe Life Field and topping Baylor 6-4 last week.
• ACU is scheduled to play eight games combined against six Big 12 opponents.
• As a team, ACU is hitting .282, pitching to a 4.99 ERA and fielding at a .971 clip.
• Miller Ladusau leads the team with a .400 average, while Gino D'Alessio paces the team with three home runs and 18 RBIs.
• On the mound, Dash Albus, Caden Greanead and Chandler Benson co-lead the team with five appearances out of the bullpen.

• TCU and Abilene Christian will be meeting on the diamond for the 31st time on Tuesday night.
• TCU holds a 28-2 record all-time against the Wildcats.
• The contest marks is the first of two meetings against the Wildcats this season.
• TCU swept the season series against ACU in 2023, winning 7-0 at home and 7-5 in Abilene.
• With the exception of the 2021 season, TCU and Abilene Christian have met every year since 2015.
• The 2015 season marked the first time the teams had met since the 1995 campaign.
• TCU is 5-2 all-time against Abilene Christian at Lupton Stadium.
• The Wildcats have tallied wins at Lupton in 2018 and 2022.
• TCU is 12-2 against the Wildcats since 2015.