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GoFrogs: Houston at TCU baseball series preview


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GoFrogs: Houston at TCU baseball series preview
FORT WORTH – The TCU baseball team returns home for a three-game series against Houston. The series is slated to begin Thursday night at 6 p.m. All three games of the series will be televised on Big 12 Now on ESPN+.

TCU (17-7, 2-7 Big 12) vs. Houston (15-9, 4-5 Big 12)
Thursday, March 28 • 6 p.m.
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Radio: 88.7 KTCU FM/Varsity App
Starter: RHP Louis Rodriguez
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Friday, March 29 • 6:30 p.m.
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Radio: 88.7 KTCU FM/Varsity App
Starter: LHP Payton Tolle
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Saturday, March 30 • 1 p.m.
Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Radio: 88.7 KTCU FM/Varsity App
Starter: TBA
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• TCU returns home searching for its first Big 12 series victory after dropping 2-of-3 at Oklahoma State over the weekend.
• TCU recorded its second shutout of the season in Friday's series-opening win.
• TCU sits No. 38 in the latest RPI rankings.
• TCU ranks ninth the Big 12 in average (.276), sixth in ERA (4.88) and third in fielding percentage (.976).
• TCU has turned 21 double plays this season, a mark that leads the Big 12 and ranks 21st nationally.
• TCU pitchers racked up 38 strikeouts over the weekend and ranks eighth nationally in K/9 (11.6).
• TCU's 275 strikeouts lead the Big 12 and are tied for sixth nationally.
Payton Tolle was named National and Big 12 Pitcher of the Week after his complete game performance.
• Tolle fanned a career-high 15 to bring his season total to 53 which ranks seventh nationally.
Logan Maxwell has reached safely in 24 straight games dating back to last season. His team-leading .372 batting average ranks 10th in the Big 12.
Anthony Silva has reached safely in each of the last 15 games.

• TCU will play 33 home games during the 2024 season.
• TCU is 480-165 all-time at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU is 246-87 at home with Kirk Saarloos on staff.
• TCU has won 65-of-85 home series under Saarloos.
• TCU owns a 108-38 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 15th nationally in average attendance (4,413) in 2024.

• Houston bounced back from being swept at home by Kansas State last weekend with a 6-4 win over Lamar.
• The Cougars have dropped two straight Big 12 series since sweeping Baylor to open the conference season.
• Houston ranks 10th in the Big 12 in batting average (.270), leads the Big 12 in ERA (3.54) and seventh with a .971 fielding percentage.
• Houston's 44 stolen bases are fourth in the Big 12.
• Justin Murray leads the Cougars and fourth in the Big 12 with a .407 batting average.
• Jonathan French leads the team with five home runs, while Murray's 24 RBIs are tops on the squad.
• Michael Benzor leads the Cougars with 10 appearances out of the bullpen.
• Antoine Jean's 1.33 ERA in six starts is second in the league.
• Justin Murray has also made nine relief appearances.

• TCU and Houston will be meeting for the 104th time on Thursday.
• Houston leads the all-time series 53-48-2.
• TCU has won six straight in the series dating back to the 2011 season.
• TCU and Houston last met in the MLB4 Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. The Frogs defeated the Cougars by a 10-0 score on Feb. 20, 2022.
• The last four meetings have all been at neutral sites.
• TCU is 4-0 against Houston since Kirk Saarloos' arrival on campus.
• TCU is 5-4 against Houston at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU and Houston were conference foes in the SWC (1973-95) and in Conference USA (2002-05).
• Houston head coach Todd Whitting was an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at TCU from 2004-10.


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Ugh Byrne and Silva aren't good enough batters to be swinging at 1st pitches. Why to bail their pitcher out. How bout we let him sweat a little more, especially with a runner in scoring position.


Awesome Sos!
Nice double to start the 7th.
To 3B on a wp.
And Bowen singles him in.
Frenchy walks.
Brunson singles and Bowen scores!
Robinson singles and poor fielding allows Frenchy to score!
Brunson and Robinson advance on a wp.
Maxwell doubles them in!
Silva singles in Maxwell!
Boyers singles.
And a DP ends our 6-run inning.
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