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GoFrogs: TCU in the Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship Preview


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TCU Horned Frogs (33-22, 13-11 Big 12) at Phillips 66 Big 12 Championship


Location: Arlington, Texas
Field: Globe Life Field
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: 33-22
Neutral Record: 4-2
Big 12: 13-11
Head Coach: Kirk Saarloos

No. 1 Texas: 38-18; 15-9
No. 4 TCU: 33-22; 13-11
No. 5 Kansas State: 33-22, 13-11
No. 8 Kansas: 24-30; 8-16

No. 2 Oklahoma State: 37-16; 15-9
No. 3 West Virginia: 39-16; 15-9
No. 6 Texas: 37-19; 12-12
No. 7 Oklahoma: 30-23; 11-13

• TCU closed out the regular season with a 2-1 series win at Kansas State.
• The Frogs are 10-2 in the month of May. TCU is hitting .335, pitching to a 2.64 ERA and fielding .984.
• TCU’s RPI rose to 38 after the series win at Kansas State. It’s RPI is up 14 points over the last month.
• TCU ranks fifth in the Big 12 in batting at .287, third in ERA at 4.88 and fourth with a .976 fielding percentage.
• TCU ran its season total to 121 stolen bases, which leads the Big 12 and is ninth nationally. It is tied for the third-most stolen bases in program history.
• Kole Klecker’s nine wins this season leads the Big 12 and ranks tied for 11th nationally.
• Brayden Taylor hit his 43rd career home run and is now two from the all-time program record. His 18 home runs are second in the league.

• TCU’s side of the bracket features No. 1 Texas, No. 5 Kansas State and No. 8 Kansas.
• TCU played Texas and Kansas at home and Kansas State on the road, posting a 6-3 record in those games.
• TCU won two of the three series, taking two of three at Kansas State and sweeping Kansas while dropping a 2-1 series at home against Texas.
• The other bracket features No. 2 Oklahoma State, No. 3 West Virginia, No. 6 Texas Tech and No. 7 Oklahoma.
• TCU was a combined 4-8 against the teams that comprise the other bracket.
• Three of the four series were played on the road.
• TCU took a 2-1 series win over Oklahoma State, dropped 2-1 series decisions at Texas Tech and Oklahoma and was swept at West Virginia.
• TCU is 2-1 vs. Kansas State, 2-3 vs. Texas and 1-2 vs. Kansas in the Big 12 Tournament.

• 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 23-13 in conference tournaments with Kirk Saarloos on staff and 54-35 all-time dating back to its first tournament appearance in 1991 as members of the SWC.
• TCU is 23-13 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 14-11 in conference tournament openers, including 6-3 in Big 12 Tournament openers.

• Six of TCU’s first 11 games were played at a neutral site venue (Globe Life Field; Minute Maid Park).
• TCU is 4-2 this season at neutral sites.
• Since Kirk Saarloos’ arrival on campus, TCU is 61-34 (.642) in neutral site contests.
• TCU is 8-5 all-time at Globe Life Field, including 3-1 this year.

See the entire preview at https://s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com/sidearm.nextgen.sites/gofrogs.com/documents/2023/5/23/Big_12s.pdf


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9-0 TCU after KSU's leftfielder missplays a flyback into a Nunez RBI double.
10-0 now after Bowen sacrifice fly.
And it's just the third inning.