It should come as no surprise that, a week before the TCU baseball team begins their 2011 season, the Frogs were picked to win the conference again in the official MWC Preseason Poll yesterday. After all, they return all three pitchers from their weekend rotation and a solid chunk of the batting lineup that helped them reach Omaha for the first time last year.
Before Kansas gets to town for next Friday's season opener, though, the Frogs will take on their predecessors in the annual Alumni Game, slated for 1:00pm this afternoon. Among the former players who'll try to hit against Matt Purke are Bryan Holaday, Matt Curry, Matt Carpenter, Royce Huffman and Keith Conlon.
Also, since most of you are like me and don't get the soon-to-be-obsolete Mtn, here are interviews with Purke and Jim Schlossnagle with that network's Bill Doleman: