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#18 TCU Horned Frogs (35-18, 16-8 Big 12) at Phillips 66 Big 12 Championships


Location: Arlington, Texas
Field: Globe Life Field
TV: Big 12 Now on ESPN+
Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM
Live Stats: GoFrogs.com
Live Video: WatchESPN
Twitter: @TCU_Baseball Instagram: @tcubaseball
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TCUBaseball

Record: 35-18
Neutral Record: 5-1
Big 12: 16-8
Head Coach: Kirk Saarloos

No. 1 TCU: 35-18; 16-8
No. 4 Oklahoma State: 36-18; 15-9
No. 5 Texas: 39-17; 14-10
No. 8 Baylor: 26-26; 7-17

No. 2 Texas Tech: 36-18; 15-9
No. 3 Oklahoma: 33-20; 15-9
No. 6 West Virginia: 33-20; 14-10
No. 7 Kansas State: 27-27; 8-16

• TCU took home its second straight and fourth overall Big 12 regular-season title.
• The Horned Frogs ran their winning streak to a season-long seven games with a sweep of Santa Clara.
• Eleven Horned Frogs earned all-conference recognition.
• TCU sits sixth in the league in hitting (.275), third in ERA (4.59) and fourth in fielding percentage (.977).
• TCU ranks second in the Big 12 and tied for seventh nationally with 51 double plays on the year.
• TCU ran its May record to 8-2. The Horned Frogs are hitting .320 with 18 home runs and are averaging10.7 runs per game.
• TCU went 8-for-10 in stolen bases against Santa Clara to run their season total to 85.
• TCU drew 25 walks over the weekend and now ranks tied for sixth nationally with 315 on the season.

• TCU’s side of the bracket features No. 4 Oklahoma State, No. 5 Texas and No. 8 Baylor.
• TCU played all three schools on the road this season, posting a 5-4 record in those contests.
• TCU won two of the three series, taking two of three at Oklahoma State and Baylor while dropping a 2-1 series at Texas.
• The other bracket features No. 2 Texas Tech, No. 3 Oklahoma, No. 6 West Virginia and No. 7 Kansas State.
• TCU was a combined 8-4 against the teams that comprise the other bracket.
• All three series were played at Lupton Stadium.
• TCU swept Texas Tech and Kansas State, while dropping a 2-1 series to Oklahoma and West Virginia.

• TCU owns two conference titles in Conference USA, four in the Mountain West and three in the Big 12.
• TCU has won nine titles in the last 17 years of the conference tournament, including the 2014, 2016 and 2021 Big 12 championships.
• TCU has played in a tournament championship game nine times and is 8-1 in those contests. One championship game (2005 vs. Tulane) was rained out.
• TCU is 22-11 in conference tournaments with Kirk Saarloos on staff and 53-33 all-time dating back to its first tournament appearance in 1991 as members of the SWC.
• TCU is 22-11 in the Big 12 Tournament.
• TCU has had 70 players honored on the all-tournament squads in program history.
• TCU has had 25 all-tournament selections and three tournament MVPs in the Big 12.
• TCU has failed to win a conference tournament game just four times (1994, 1998, 2003 and 2015) in program history.
• The Frogs have won tournament titles at Houston, at Southern Miss, at UNLV twice, at TCU, at San Diego State and in Oklahoma City twice.
• TCU is 13-11 in conference tournament openers, including 5-3 in Big 12 Tournament openers.

• TCU has played six neutral site games in 2022 and went 5-1 in those games.
• TCU went 2-1 in the MLB4 Tournament in Scottsdale, Ariz. and swept Nebraska at Globe Life Field.
• Since Kirk Saarloos’ arrival on campus, TCU is 53-30 (.639) in neutral site contests.
• TCU is 4-2 all-time at Globe Life Field.

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