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GoFrogs: TCU at UTA Baseball Preview


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GoFrogs: TCU at UTA Baseball Preview
FORT WORTH – Fresh off a Big 12 series sweep of Houston, TCU will open up a four-game road swing Tuesday night at UT Arlington. First pitch against the Mavericks is set for 6 p.m.

TCU (20-7, 5-7 Big 12) at UT Arlington (12-16, 8-4 WAC)
Tuesday, April 2 • 6 p.m.
Radio: 88.7 KTCU FM/Varsity App

• TCU picked up its first Big 12 series win of the season, sweeping Houston.
• TCU outscored Houston 26-7 over the weekend and held the Cougars to a .167 batting average.
• TCU sits No. 30 in the latest RPI rankings.
• TCU ranks eighth in the Big 12 in average (.283), fifth in ERA (4.56) and fourth in fielding percentage (.976).
• TCU pitchers racked up 34 strikeouts over the weekend and ranks eighth nationally in K/9 (11.6).
• TCU's 309 strikeouts lead the Big 12 and are seventh nationally.
• TCU hit three sacrifice flies over the weekend and ranks seventh nationally with 20 on the year.
Louis Rodriguez was named the Big 12 Pitcher of the Week after tossing eight shutout innings with a career-high 10 strikeouts.
Payton Tolle added 13 strikeouts to his season total which stands at 66, good enough for sixth nationally.
Logan Maxwell has reached safely in 27 straight games dating back to last season. His team-leading .382 batting average ranks sixth in the Big 12.
Anthony Silva has reached safely in 18 straight games.
Camden Sos and Dallen leach became the latest Frogs to make their season debut.

• TCU will play 18 road games this season.
• TCU has won 29 of 55 road series since Kirk Saarloos' arrival in 2013.
• TCU is 30-14 in road midweek games with Saarloos.
• TCU is 119-98 on the road with Saarloos on staff.
• TCU has been above .500 on the road in seven of Saarloos' 11 seasons on staff.
• TCU has won 18 of 41 road conference series since Kirk Saarloos' arrival in 2013.

• UT Arlington is coming off a 2-1 road series win over Cal Baptist.
• The Mavericks have won five of their last seven games.
• UT Arlington is 0-6 in midweek games, including 0-3 at home, this season. Five of the six losses have come to Power 5 squads (Arizona State, Baylor, Oklahoma, Texas Tech and TCU).
• UTA is hitting .248 as a team, owns a 5.32 ERA and has a .967 fielding percentage.
• Tyson Pointer leads the squad with a .310 batting average, while Parker Airhart paces the squad with six home runs and 19 RBIs.
• Collin Horton leads the team with 12 appearances out of the bullpen.
• Nicholas Robb has a team-high two saves on the year.

• The Horned Frogs and the Mavericks will be meeting for the 178th time on Tuesday.
• TCU holds a 115-61-1 edge in the all-time series.
• TCU is 9-1 against UTA in the last 10 meetings.
• Tuesday is the second of two meetings between the two teams in 2024.
• TCU earned a 7-3 win in the first meeting on March 19.
• TCU went 2-1 against the Mavericks last season, splitting a pair of games at Lupton Stadium and winning the lone contest played in Arlington.
• TCU holds a 39-34-1 advantage all-time in games played at Clay Gould Ballpark.
• Since Kirk Saarloos' arrival in 2013, TCU is 25-6 against UT Arlington, including a mark of 11-2 at Clay Gould.
• TCU and UT Arlington have played every season since 1969.


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Let’s see if Tolle can get his bat going tonight

That's weird. Why do we have a pitcher batting 5th?

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