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GoFrogs: San Diego at No. 10 TCU Baseball Series Preview


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#10 TCU Horned Frogs (7-5, 0-0 Big 12) vs. San Diego Toreros (5-6-1, 0-0 WCC)

Location: Fort Worth, Texas
Field: Lupton Stadium
TV: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Audio: KTCU 88.7 FM
Live Stats: GoFrogs.com
Live Video: WatchESPN.com
Twitter: @TCU_Baseball Instagram: @tcubaseball
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TCUBaseball

Record: 7-5
Home Record: 2-3
Big 12: 0-0
Head Coach: Kirk Saarloos
Record: 4-7
Away Record: 0-5
WCC: 0-0
Head Coach: Brock Ungricht

Friday • March 10 • 6:30 p.m.
Ryan Vanderhei vs. James Sashin
Saturday • March 11 • 2 p.m.
Kole Klecker vs. Garrett Rennie
Sunday • March 12 • 1 p.m.
Cam Brown vs. Ryan Kysar

• After going 2-1 at the College Classic this past weekend, TCU faltered in an 8-7 loss to UT Arlington on Tuesday night.
• The eight runs allowed Tuesday is more than TCU had allowed in its previous five games (6).
• TCU is one of 40 Division I programs with at least two shutouts this season.
• TCU’s opponents have a combined 71-40 (.640) record on the season.
• TCU sits fourth in the Big 12 with a .277 batting average and fourth in ERA at 3.86.
• TCU ranks fourth in the Big 12 with 19 stolen bases.
• Opponents have been successful in just five of 13 stolen base attempts this season.
• TCU leads the Big 12 and ranks 24th nationally in BB/9 (3.13).
• Sixteen Frogs have made their debuts this season.
• David Bishop became the latest Frog to hit his first home run of the season. TCU’s 10 home runs on the season have come from seven different players.
• TCU has homered in four straight games
• Cam Brown tossed seven shutout innings and now has not allowed an earned run in is last 13 innings pitched.

• TCU will play 32 home games during the 2022 season.
• TCU is 449-155 all-time at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU is 215-75 at home with Kirk Saarloos on staff.
• TCU has won 57-of-70 home series under Saarloos.
• TCU owns a 99-36 mark in midweek games at home.
• TCU has won 20 or more games in 15 of the 20 seasons Lupton Stadium has been in existence.
• TCU is one of 17 programs averaging over 4,000 fans per game this season (4,179).

• San Diego shot out of the gates, going undefeated in its first six games (5-0-1).
• The Toreros went 3-0-1 against Nebraska and tallied wins against Hawaii and UNLV.
• Entering the weekend, San Diego is in the midst of a six-game losing streak, getting swept in a four-game series at Oregon and dropping a midweek at Oregon State.
• Offensively, San Diego is hitting .247 and averaging 6.2 runs per game.
• Justin Decriscio paces the squad with a .326 average.
• Jack Costello has six of the team’s 12 home runs and leads the team with 19 RBIs.
• Five Toreros have combined to steal 11 bases this season.
• On the mound, the staff has a 6.84 ERA and opponents are hitting .291 against the group.
• A trio of Toreros, Ryan Robinson, Drake Frize and Aidan Gonzalez, co-lead the team with five appearances out of the bullpen.
• Austin Smith and Robinson each have tallied a save.
• San Diego has stunted opponents run game, throwing out eight of 16 base stealers.
• Defensively, San Diego has committed just 12 errors and boast a .971 fielding percentage.

• TCU and San Diego are meeting for just the second time in program history on Friday.
• This will mark the first weekend series.
• TCU and San Diego met in a midweek game on March 12, 2019 in San Diego.
• The Toreros picked up a 9-6 victory.

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Strat Frog

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Sorry if this has been posted before, but from a grounds crew perspective, what’s the deal with the carpet grass in certain areas of the infield? Was it the tough winter, lack of rain, hail when it did rain, all of the above?


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Oh boy. Just tuned in.
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@Strat Frog - Seems way early to have to re-sod some areas. But those areas can get chewed up with batting and fielding practice. They should use a net or something to protect the grass in front of the plate area that gets pounded during b.p. I suspect the area behind the mound got worn out by coaches and a catcher hitting fungoes to outfielders. All that combined with perhaps too much tarp use over warm nights could make it hard on the grass.
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