When Mr. Clutch, aka Bryan Holaday, drove home the go-ahead run in the Top of the 9th last night, visions of a Top 5 ranking coming off a 3-0 weekend in Houston started to fill my head. It wasn't to be, though, as the Rice Owls came back to secure a 5-4 win in 10 innings.
But even if last night's defeat was frustrating, I think you have to be more than pleased with the overall outcome down at Enron. The Frogs dominated one Big 12 team in Texas Tech (who will be in Fort Worth this weekend), survived a strong pitching performance by another one's ace (Missouri) to win and then went toe to toe with one of the nation's best programs last night. Baseball America, it appears, didn't penalize TCU for the loss as they still have the Frogs at #7 in this week's Top 25.
Next up: a short trip to Arlington to face UTA on Tuesday night.