Now that the Frogs appear to be getting their feet back under them, it's time for them to reaffirm themselves as the dominant team in the conference as well. Right now they are 5-3 in MWC play, trailing New Mexico (8-4) and just a hair in front of UNLV and Utah (both 5-4). Starting tonight, they've got a three-game series at BYU. All three games will be televised live on BYU-TV, which is Channel 9403 if you've got Dish Network and Channel 374 if you've got DirecTV. You can also watch live, for free, on the BYU-TV website.
The pitching rotation will be the same as it has been for the past few weeks- with Purke going tonight, Winkler on Friday and Maxwell on Saturday. When the Cougars came to Fort Worth in March, the Frogs took 2 of 3 games and out-scored BYU 28-14 over the weekend. Here are the pitching lines put up by the starters that weekend:
Purke: 7 IP, 3 hits, 3 runs (only 1 earned), 8 K's, zero walks.
Winkler: 6 IP, 6 hits, 3 runs (only 1 earned), 2 K's, 1 walk.
Maxwell: 5 IP, 11 hits, 6 runs (5 earned), 7 K's, 1 walk.
Offensively, the Frogs scattered 39 hits over the weekend of the first BYU series, including 14 that went for extra-bases. Jason Coats had six hits, Jerome Pena five (four of them doubles) and Matt Curry four (with seven RBI's).