Friday, September 18, 2009

Some Baseball News

I realize that the day before our Top 15 football team's home opener, most of you are interested in nothing but the foosball. But our Top 15 baseball team opened fall practice Wednesday, and I thought it was worth a post.

After coming within one victory of the College World Series this past summer, the Frogs have nearly their entire pitching staff coming back. That staff will be complimented with the addition of Matt Purke, the 14th overall pick in the Major League Draft who spurned the Rangers to come to TCU. He's the headliner of the recruiting class that was recently ranked as the 7th-best in the country by Collegiate Baseball. It will be interesting to see how Purke fits into the rotation, but the real intrigue is to see who replaces the offensive production lost with the graduation of Matt Carpenter, Matt Vern and Chris Ellington.

There are 15 intrasquad games at Lupton Stadium during fall practice, all open to the public. The first one is tomorrow at 1:00pm.

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