Friday, April 6, 2012

"A bad team playing bad"

Those were Jim Schlossnagle's words to describe the current state of his team last night after TCU's 7-5 loss to UNC-Wilmington in the opener of a three-game non-conference series. In the defeat, the defensively shaky Frogs committed two more errors and managed just four base hits- bringing their team batting average down to .237 for the season. Two of their most reliable pitchers, sophomore starter Stefan Crichton and junior reliever Kevin Allen, both gave up home runs.

The loss drops TCU to 14-13 on the season, and down to #63 in the RPI rankings. To put it flatly- if things aren't turned around, this team may be in danger of missing the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2003.

It will be interesting to see how Schlossnagle reacts to this latest setback. Star-Telegram reporter Stefan Stevenson hinted on his twitter feed that tonight's starting lineup may look very different from anything we've seen so far this year.

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