Thursday, May 13, 2010
I got there 15 minutes early and sat on the first row first base side behind the Frogs bench. I was surprised at how laid back the team was, they were dicking around between first base and the bench, and at times looked like a little league team. I understand that Schloss wants his players to play loose and not be afraid to make mistakes, but I would have liked to see a little more focus 15 minutes before game time.
The Frogs came out flat in the first and Gerrish allowed only 2 runs despite Texas State having the bases loaded with no outs. TCU responded at the plate with 6 runs on 7 hits including a "bomb" from Pharr that was almost caught by the center fielder. After he touched home plate and headed back to the dugout, one of the players yelled at him sarcastically,"Man, you really mashed that ball, it was way outta here". The half inning was so long that Gerrish had to jog down to the bullpen and toss a few to try and stay loose...it didn't work. Texas State responded with 3 runs on 4 hits in the bottom half. To Gerrish's defense, it is really tough to wait that long between the 1st and 2nd innings to get back out there and try and find it.
I quickly got over them screwing around before the game and was impressed with the players staying attentive every at bat, every pitch, and chatting it up for their teammates, whether it be the guy at the plate or the guy on the mound.
Trent Appleby looked solid in a little over 4 innings of solid shutout relief and picked up the win. Lockwood looked great as well with 2 and a third innings allowing only one hit.
Highlights of the game:
Player of the game goes to Jantzen Witte who had a career night with his bat going 2 for 5 with 5 RBIs.
Matt Curry punished a ball to left center that was a no doubter the moment it left his bat.
Featherston lined out to left on a well hit ball in the third, and as he was jogging back to the dugout, a Texas State trash fan yelled, this isn't A&M number 12, 12th man, get off the field. Featherston looked up and simply said, FUCK YOU. This guy deserved it, he had been yelling stupid shit all game, it took every ounce of restraint for me to ignore him the whole game because he was right behind me. When Featherston came back up for his next at bat I told my brother that he was going to rope one because he was pissed, and he laced a triple to left center. Justice.
Posted by THEFINCH at Thursday, May 13, 2010