Monday, February 23, 2009

Big Weekend Vaults Frogs into Top 25

The baseball Frogs got off to a pretty good start this weekend by taking 2 of 3 on the road against #5 Cal State-Fullerton. That effort landed them at #23 in this week's Baseball America Top 25. Fullerton dropped just two spots, which means the voters don't see losing a series to TCU as that much of an upset.

The series was a major breakout for the Frogs' lineup, who collected 39 hits and scored 25 runs over 3 games against one of the nation's elite teams. Freshmen Jason Coats and Taylor Featherston both started all 3 games and both homered in their college debut Friday night, and JUCO transfer slugger Matt Curry had 5 hits on the weekend, including two bombs. Senior Ben Carruthers had six hits on the weekend and 5 RBI. The hitting MVP of the weekend, though, goes to senior Chris Ellington for going 7 for 15 at the plate with a double and 4 RBI. Taylor Cragin gets the pitching MVP for his 6 shutout innings in relief on Sunday afternoon, allowing the Frogs to come back from a 5-1 deficit to win 11-6.

The home opener for the #23 Frogs is tomorrow night against Dallas Baptist at 6:30. They return to action the very next night against Texas State (or whatever the hell they are calling themselves these days), also at 6:30. Another big test looms this weekend, though, as they travel to Oxford for a three-game set with the #13 Ole Miss Rebels.

Morrison to be on TV tonight

Danny Morrison will be on Channel 52's "Tylock Lasik Sports Talk" tonight at 6:30pm. Nice to see the local media actually acknowledging that TCU exists.

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