The TCU Baseball Team swept the Texas Longhorns in a three-game series this past weekend, extending their lead in the Big 12 Conference Standings The Horned Frogs won the first game of the series 5-4 on Friday, thanks to a walk-off home run from senior catcher Evan Skoug. On Saturday, TCU won again by a score of 9-3, with freshman right-hander Griffin Mullins picking up the win. In the Sunday finale, the Horned Frogs completed the sweep with a 4-1 victory. With the win, TCU improves to 30-15 overall and 13-5 in conference play
TCU baseball defeated Texas in the first game of their three-game series on Friday, March 2. The Horned Frogs won by a score of 5-2, sweeping the Longhorns in the series.
TCU started the game strong, scoring two runs in the first inning. Texas was able to tie the game in the second inning, but the Horned Frogs regained the lead in the fifth inning and never looked back. TCU pitcher Brandon Finnegan recorded his fourth win of the season, while Texas reliever John Curtiss took the loss.
With the victory, TCU improves to 12-4 on the season and 3-0 in conference play The Longhorns fall to 8-7 overall and 0-3 in Big 12 play.
A 7-0 lead wasn’t enough for TCU as Texas came back to win 8-7 on Saturday at UFCU Disch-Falk Field. The Longhorns scored four in the seventh and three in the ninth to complete the comeback.
In the final game of the three-game set, TCU came out on top with a score of 5-2. It was a close game throughout, with Texas taking a 2-1 lead in the top of the sixth inning. But the Horned Frogs rallied back, scoring two runs in the bottom of the frame to take the lead for good.
TCU starting pitcher Sean Collins was excellent, pitching seven innings and giving up just two runs on four hits. He also struck out five batters. TCU closer Durbin Feltman came on in the ninth inning and recorded his seventh save of the season, securing the victory for the Horned Frogs
Pitching was the story of the series for TCU as they held Texas to just four runs in 27 innings. The staff ERA for the series was a miniscule 1.33, and they recorded 27 strikeouts against just five walks. Saturday starter Nick Lodolo was once again dominant, tossing seven innings of one-run ball while striking out 10. He’s now 6-0 with a 1.62 ERA on the season.
The TCU Horned Frogs swept the Texas Longhorns in a three-game series this weekend, outscoring their opponents 31-12. The Frogs’ offense was led by junior third baseman Josh Watson, who had four hits, including two home runs and eight RBIs in the series. TCU’s pitching staff also held Texas to a .171 batting average and struck out 27 batters in 27 innings. The Frogs improve to 24-6 on the season and 10-3 in Big 12 play with the sweep.
TCU starting pitcher Nick Lodolo was outstanding in the series finale, allowing just one run on three hits in seven innings of work. The left-hander struck out eight batters and did not allow a walk.
The bullpen came in and shut the door, as Caleb Roberts and Durbin Feltman each pitched a scoreless inning to seal the victory.
The TCU Horned Frogs baseball team won their third consecutive game against the Texas Longhorns on Sunday, completing a sweep of the three-game series. With the victory, TCU improved to 24-15 on the season and 10-5 in conference play. Texas, meanwhile, dropped to 22-17 overall and 5-10 in the Big 12.
After taking three games from No. 3 Texas over the weekend, TCU has put itself in a great position for the rest of the season. With a 28-5 record and an 11-1 mark in Big 12 play, the Horned Frogs are firmly in control of their own destiny.
The rest of the conference season will be no cakewalk, but if TCU can keep playing at a high level, it should have no problem securing a top-two seed in the conference tournament and earning a spot in the NCAA tournament
Looking ahead, TCU’s next series is at home against Kansas State (18-17, 3-9 Big 12). The Wildcats have struggled in conference play, but they took two of three from Texas Tech last weekend and will be looking to play spoiler against the Horned Frogs. After that, TCU hits the road for a tough three-game series at Baylor (22-12, 8-4 Big 12). The Bears have been up and down this season but have played well at home, so TCU will need to be ready for a battle.
If the Horned Frogs can take care of business against Kansas State and Baylor, they will be in great shape heading into the final stretch of the season. With series against West Virginia (15-19, 2-10 Big 12), Oklahoma State (18-16, 4-8 Big 12), and Kansas (10-24, 1-11 Big 12) still to come, TCU has a good chance to finish with a strong record in conference play and earn a high seed in the conference tournament
After sweeping Texas in their three-game series, TCU’s Baseball Team has improved to 15-3 on the season.
The Horned Frogs got off to a strong start in the first game, winning 5-2. In the second game, they dominated from start to finish, winning 12-1. And in the third game, they held off a late rally by the Longhorns to win 5-4.
With the sweep, TCU remains atop the Big 12 standings with a 6-0 record. They will look to continue their success when they take on Baylor next weekend.