Sophomore Andrew Mitchell, who looked like his old self fanning 10 batters against UNC-Wilmington last weekend, returns to the Friday night starting slot he held at the beginning of the year. He'll be countered by Air Force sophomore and Grapevine High alum Cameron White, who should not be confused with TCU's own sophomore wide receiver of the same name.
Freshman Preston Morrison, who has been the most pleasant surprise on this year's team, will make his second career start on Saturday. He'll be taking on Midland native Ben Bertleson, who sports an 0-6 record this year to go along with a 6.75 ERA in seven starts.
Sophomore Stefan Cricthon, who pitched four efficient innings against UTA on Wednesday, will start on Sunday- but look for him to be on some kind of a limited pitch count. Crichton will be matched against Air Force's best pitcher, Evan Albrecht. The senior is off to a good start this year, tallying a record of 3-1 with an ERA of 2.69. He also averages more than 7 innings per start, so the Frogs will have their work cut out for them in this one.
One thing to keep an eye on is whether or not Jason Coats will play this weekend. His streak of playing in 135 consecutive games ended when he missed Wednesday night's game against UTA, and it's not clear when he will return. His continued absence would be a tough pill to swallow.