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    GoFrogs: Baseball hosts Abilene Christian

    TCU (18-13) vs. Abilene Christian (17-17)
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 6:30 p.m. CT | Fort Worth, Texas | Lupton Stadium

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    FORT WORTH - TCU starts a busy week of baseball Tuesday night when it hosts Abilene Christian at 6:30. The Horned Frogs enter the week carrying a four game winning streak.

    STARTING PITCHERS
    LHP Russell Smith vs. Ryan Knowles

    TCU NOTABLES
    • TCU swept a two-game series at Kansas over the weekend to run its winning streak to four games.
    • The Horned Frogs Sunday tilt was canceled due to sub-freezing temps. It’s the 11th time this season TCU has seen a game affected by weather.
    • TCU ranks sixth in the Big 12 in batting average (.266), second in ERA (3.51) and third in fielding percentage (.972).
    • Despite playing the fewest games in the Big 12, TCU ranks third in the league with 311 strikeouts. The 9.9 K/9 ranks 16th nationally, with the 2.83 K:BB ratio ranks 20th.
    Luken Baker posted his first career multi-home run game of the season on Saturday. His nine home runs this season rank tied for third in the Big 12.
    Durbin Feltman picked up two saves last week and needs just one more to tie Riley Ferrell’s career record of 32.
    Josh Watson has hit safely in 10 straight games and reached safely in 17 straight.
    A.J. Balta team-leading 13 doubles are tied for the fourth most in the Big 12.

    ABILENE CHRISTIAN NOTABLES
    • Abilene Christian dropped a 2-1 home series against Houston Baptist over the weekend. • The Wildcats are 4-6 in their last 10 games.
    • In midweek tilts, Abilene Christian owns a 5-2 record.
    • As a team, the Wildcats are hitting .309, pitching to the tune of a 5.76 ERA and fielding at a .963 clip.
    • Koby Claborn (.396) and Caleb Kyle (.364) lead the Wildcat offense.
    • Dalon Farkas has tallied 26 RBIs and five home runs to lead the squad.
    • On the bases, ACU has swiped 48 bags led by 11 from Derek Scott and 10 from Matt Munoz.
    • The Wildcats have surrendered 59 stolen bases in 74 attempts.
    • On the mound, Brennan Lewis and Ryan Knowles each have made 18 appearances out of the bullpen.
    • Opponents are hitting at a .297 clip against the pitching staff.

    SERIES NOTABLES
    • TCU and Abilene Christian will be meeting on the diamond for the 22nd time on Tuesday night.
    • The contest marks the first of two games against the Wildcats this season. TCU will play at Abilene Christian on May 1.
    • TCU is a perfect 21-0 against Abilene Christian.
    • The 2015 season marked the first time the teams had met since the 1995 campaign. They have played every year since.
    • TCU won the only meeting against the Wildcats last season, winning 3-0 in a road game that was suspended and completed at Lupton Stadium.
     
  2. Wish we were holding russel for UTA tomorrow

    ACU would be a good team to let someone new try out starting to get some experience for next year
     

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