The Horned Frogs baseball team will be traveling to another tournament after a series sweep but will try for a different result this time.The Frogs (10-4) will be competing in the second annual Whataburger College Classic, beginning with a game Friday against the No. 9 Rice Owls (11-7). The team completed the 13th sweep in Lupton Stadium history last weekend against the Vermont Catamounts (0-3).

The last time the Horned Frogs swept a series at home and then played in a tournament the following weekend was Feb. 23 through Feb. 25 when the team appeared in the Baseball at the Beach tournament in South Carolina. The team lost the first three games of that event after sweeping Oral Roberts University (5-8) prior to the tournament.

“Every team is going to have their bump in the road,” said junior outfielder Clint Arnold. “I think Myrtle Beach was our bump in the road, and we can get past that.”

This past weekend’s sweep gave the Frogs more confidence, Arnold said. It was confidence that the team may have lost after a disappointing trip to the East Coast.

“This weekend kind of got us back on track,” said Arnold, who is hitting .269 this season. “It gave us a little confidence going into a good weekend in Corpus Christi, where we will be playing some really good teams.”

After the Frogs take on the Owls in their tournament opener, they will face the Texas A&M Corpus Christi Islanders (12-6) on Saturday and the Texas Tech Red Raiders (13-6) on Sunday.

Junior pitcher Sam Demel said this tournament will give the Frogs a chance to succeed against some stout competition.

“We have a chance this weekend to put up some big wins against some good opponents,” Demel said.

Arnold said that while all three of these opponents will be good, they are nothing the Frogs can’t handle.

One of the worst things the Frogs could do is get too worried about the competition, Arnold said.

“We don’t need to try too hard just because we will be playing a couple good teams,” Arnold said.