Baseball team to face Falcons in road series

The baseball team will try to bounce back after its third loss this season against a Big XII opponent with a three-game road series against conference foes, the Air Force Academy Falcons.Sophomore outfielder Matt McGuirk’s fourth home run of the season was not enough for the Frogs (21-9, 5-1 in conference) as they lost 13-5 to the No. 19 Oklahoma Sooners (22-9, 3-3 in conference) in Norman, Okla. The Sooners pounced on Frogs pitching early scoring seven runs in the first inning,

Now, the No. 28 Horned Frogs will visit an Air Force team (6-21, 0-5 in conference) that is currently in last place in the Mountain West.

The Horned Frogs have won all seven meetings between the two schools since joining the Mountain West Conference last season.

This will be the second series for the Frogs against the Falcons this season. The Air Force Academy visited Fort Worth March 16-18 for a three-game series, which saw TCU pull out a three-game sweep. During the three-game sweep, the Frogs outscored the Falcons 23-4 in the series.

Junior catcher Andrew Walker led the Frogs with five RBIs in the series.

The starting pitchers, juniors Jake Arrieta, Chris Johnson and Chance Corgan, struck out 25 Falcons hitters in 19 2/3 innings during the sweep.

TCU’s bats have been coming to life of late, having 10 or more hits in 12 of their last 13 games. Three hitters in particular, seniors Steven Trout and Keith Conlon and sophomore Ben Carruthers, come into the series with hitting streaks of four games.

The Horned Frogs will look to complete their season sweep of the Falcons beginning Thursday at 3 p.m. in Colorado Springs, Colo.