Monday, March 29, 2010

2010 Schedule Announced

Here it is:

Sat 4 - vs. Oregon State (Cowboys Stadium), 6:45 p.m. (ESPN HD)
Sat 11 - vs. Tennessee Tech, 6 p.m.
Sat 18 - vs. Baylor, 3:30 p.m. (Versus HD)
Fri 24 - at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN HD)

Sat2 - at Colorado State, 1 p.m. (The Mtn. HD)
Sat 9 - vs. Wyoming, 2:30 p.m. (CBS College Sports HD)
Sat 16 - vs. BYU, 3 p.m. (Versus HD)
Sat 23 - vs. Air Force, 7 p.m. (CBS College Sports HD)
Sat 30 - at UNLV, 10 p.m. (CBS College Sports HD)

Sat 6 - at Utah, 2:30 p.m. (CBS College Sports HD)
Sat 13 - vs. San Diego State, 3 p.m. (Versus HD)
Sat 27 - at New Mexico, 3 p.m. (Versus HD)

Falcon Field...House of Horrors

The Frogs have limped home from Colorado Springs, where they struggled mightily in earning a split in the two games that were completed this weekend against the conference doormats, Air Force. The third game, which was suspended in the top of the 7th with the Falcons leading 16-15, will be completed prior to Game 2 of the series between the two teams at Lupton in May.

As was discussed during Friday's game and as well in the comments section of this morning's Dump, there were a lot of factors that went into creating this three-game series of Gorilla Ball. Short fences, high winds, high altitude and aluminum bats all played a hand. Even so, this team cannot resort to making excuses for losing to Air Force.

So what was the cost of the weekend? Baseball America dropped the Frogs from #5 all the way down to #13 in this week's Top 25. Boyd's World, a website that is regarded as closely mimicking the RPI rankings that the NCAA uses in determining the brackets for the NCAA Tournament, has the Frogs at #33.

There's no time to dwell on what went on in Colorado Springs, however. The Frogs have four important games at home this week, starting when they host UTA tomorrow night. Then they've got a three-game set against Tony Gwynn's San Diego State squad starting on Thursday evening as they try to regain control of the conference standings.

Morning Dump

Frogs belt 12 homers in incomplete double header Star-Telegram

Tejay Johnson proving himself a leader on and off the field

Bats power No. 5 TCU to 20-6 victory over Air Force

TCU finishes fourth at Betsy Rawls Invitational