Saturday, April 21, 2012

Happy San Jacinto Day

It was on this day in 1836 that Sam Houston and his Texas Army launched a severely deadly 18-minute attack on Santa Anna's Mexican troops at San Jacinto, providing the decisive blow in Texas' fight for independence.  If Ed K were still around, I'm sure he'd tell you all in his condescending way that April 21st is actually insignificant for some reason, but the rest of us can celebrate with some 'Q and a Lone Star or four.

Elsewhere, the TCU baseball team pushed their winning streak to eight games last night with a 6-1 road win over San Diego State.  Freshman Brandon Finnegan picked up his second win of the season as he combined with Justin Scharf and Kevin Allen on 4⅔ scoreless innings from the bullpen.  Jason Coats led the way offensively by going 3 for 5 with 2 RBI, and Kyle Von Tungeln tied a school record by drawing 5 walks.  With the win, the Frogs pull ahead of New Mexico (who is playing a non-conference series this weekend) for first place in the Mountain West.  Game 2 is tonight at 8:00pm Texas time, with freshman Preston Morrison slated to make the start on the mound.

Stefan Stevenson of the Star-Telegram checked in on Tank Carder as the former Rose Bowl Defensive MVP prepares for next weekend's NFL Draft.  The big take away from that article? Tank has gained 20 pounds of muscle, and is up to 240. 

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