Monday, May 2, 2011

BYU series recap

Bronco and the Mormon witch-doctors called time-out on the series by working their voodoo magic on the weather

TCU's last regular-season baseball series agaist BYU was cut short after the Frogs won the first two games when Saturday's finale was snowed out. So in case you're curious about the college experience in Provo: no sex, no booze, and it snows the last weekend in April. Where do I sign up?

While Mother Nature prevented Steven Maxwell from pitching on Saturday, Kyle Winkler and Erik Miller both picked up wins in impressive starting performances the two previous days. Winkler, who improved his record to 8-1 and lowered his ERA to 1.25, struck out 13 Cougars in just 7 innings of work on Thursday. Miller picked up his 4th win of the year, giving up 4 runs as he pitched into the 9th inning on Friday night. Things got a little hairy in that inning, but Stefan Crichton was able to put out the fire and preserve the victory.

On offense, the Frogs pounded out 20 hits over the two games. Taylor Featherston continued his hot hitting with 5 of those, including two doubles. Jason Coats drove in 4 runs, including a 2-run homer that ended up being the difference in Friday's win.

Four BYU players were suspended for three games after getting in a fight after one of the Cougars' games against New Mexico the previous weekend. Curiously enough, though, two of them did end up playing against TCU. Chuck LaMendola mentioned on his broadcast that the players were actually given the option of which games they'd serve their suspension during. So let me get this straight: the second-leading scorer on the basketball team has sex with his girlfriend and he's kicked off the team because you're Holier Than Thou U, but some meathead baseball players come to blows and all of a sudden you're Ohio State and letting them play the next game just because it's against a ranked team? At least that's the only inconsistency I can think of on the part of the Mormon Church...

After one of their busiest stretches of the 2011 schedule, the Frogs get a reprieve this week as they will not play against until this weekend when they visit Oklahoma State for a three-game stretch.

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