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GoFrogs: TCU opens baseball season hosting Kentucky

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    GoFrogs: TCU opens baseball season hosting Kentucky

    GAME DAY INFORMATION
    Location: Fort Worth, Texas
    Field: Lupton Stadium
    TV: HFTV
    Radio: KTCU 88.7 FM (Fri./Sat.)
    Live Stats: GoFrogs.comLive
    Video: GoFrogs.com
    Twitter: @TCU_Baseball
    Instagram: @TCUBasebal
    Facebook: www.facebook.com/TCUBaseball

    TCU HORNED FROGS
    2019 Record: 34-28
    2019 Home Record: 16 -11
    2019 Big 12 : 11-13
    Head Coach: Jim Schlossnagle

    KENTUCKY WILDCATS
    2019 Record: 26-29
    2019 Away Record: 10-14
    2019 SEC: 7-23
    Head Coach: Nick Mingione

    GAME INFORMATION
    Friday, Feb. 14 • 6:30 p.m. Johnny Ray vs. Jimmy Ramsey
    Saturday, Feb. 15 • 2 p.m. Charles King vs. Mason Hazelwood
    Sunday, Feb. 16 • 12 :30 p.m. Russell Smith vs. Dillon Marsh

    TCU NOTABLES
    • For the 11th straight season, TCU finds itself in a top-25 poll, ranked as high as No. 20 in the Collegiate Baseball Preseason Fab 40.
    •TCU is also ranked No. 28 in the NCBWA poll and receiving votes in the Perfect Game and USA Today Coaches poll .
    •TCU was picked to finish third in the Big 12 preseason coaches poll.
    •The 2019 recruiting class was a consensus Top-5 group that featured four drafted players.
    •TCU welcomes 20 newcomers this season.
    •TCU’s six returning batters combined to hit .289 with 23 home runs and 143 RBIs.
    •TCU returns six pitchers on the mound. They combined to post a 4.07 ERA with 179 strikeouts in 199 2 /3 innings pitched with a 17-7 record.
    •Zach Humphreys elected to return to school after getting drafted in the 26th round of the 2019 MLB draft by Milwaukee.
    •Humphreys is four RBIs away from 150 in his career.
    •Conner Shepherd needs just seven hits to reach 100 for his career.

    HOME NOTABLES
    • TCU will play 29 home games during the 2020 season.
    • TCU is 400-135 all-time at Lupton Stadium.
    • TCU is 379-126 at Lupton Stadium under the guidance of Jim Schlossnagle.
    • TCU has won 20 or more games in 14 of the 17 sea-sons Lupton Stadium has been in existence.
    •TCU has averaged over 4,000 fans per game in each of the last five seasons.
    • TCU ranked 10th nationally in average attendance in 2019 (4,378).

    SEASON OPENER NOTABLES
    • TCU is opening the season at home for the first time since t he 2 017 campaign.
    •TCU is opening a season at home for the 10th time under the guidance of Jim Schlossnagle.
    • TCU is 10-6 in season-openers under his guidance.
    •TCU is 10-7 all-time in season-openers at Lupton Stadium.

    KENTUCKY NOTABLES
    • Kentucky is opening away from home for the 13th consecutive year.
    •The Wildcats are averaging 34 wins per year under 4th-year head coach Nick Mingione.
    •Senior first baseman/designated hitter T.J. Collett was named a preseason All-American by Perfect Game.
    •Collett led the team with 40 RBIs and is the leading home run hitter with 10 a year ago.
    •2019 leading hitter Coltyn Kessler returns for his ju-nior campaign. He led the squad with a .297 average.
    •Senior Breydon Daniel, the Wildcats top base-stealer with 17, returns in 2020.
    •Junior Mason Hazelwood is the top returning pitcher. He posted a 3.92 ERA in 13 appearances, including nine starts.

    SERIES NOTABLES
    • TCU and Kentucky will be meeting for the first time on the diamond.
    •The Wildcats are one of two SEC teams on the 2020 schedule - Vanderbilt (March 8).
    •Kentucky is also one of two new opponents the Horned Frogs will face this season.
    •TCU will take on Stetson in DeLand, Fla. April 17-19.
     
  2. #2 TopFrog, Feb 14, 2020 at 7:05 AM
    Last edited: Feb 15, 2020 at 7:07 AM
    Will be interesting to see how Ray and Smith do on the starting bumps. Big guys with big arms and big potential.

    We have some senior and junior veteran arms in the pen so I am going to say much of this season is on them. They have to be good.

    Lots of new fresh faces mixed in with some returning players. Will be interesting to see how Schloss shakes things out in the early portions of the schedule.
     
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