Frogs snap road losing streak

The curse of the Big XII was lifted from the Horned Frogs baseball team Tuesday night as they defeated the Baylor Bears 6-3.The win marked the first victory against a Big XII opponent since its June 2, 2006, win against the Oklahoma Sooners. Following that win over Oklahoma in the NCAA Regionals, the Frogs went 0-4, including a loss to the Sooners that ended TCU’s run at going to the College World Series.

With the win, the Frogs proved they could compete with the Big XII and brought the team to above .500 on the road. The team is now 10-9 when playing away from Lupton Stadium and is in the midst of a seven-game road trip.

For the season, the team now stands at 24-9 and is the Mountain West Conference frontrunner with a 7-1 conference record.

Offensively, TCU batters are leading the conference in slugging percentage, doubles, home runs and RBI.

From a defensive standpoint, the rickety fielding that allowed 12 unearned runs in the Coastal Carolina tournament in February has now moved to the top of the conference in fielding percentage. The improved defensive effort has resulted in nine errors in eight Mountain West contests. Leading the way is sophomore second baseman Ben Carruthers, who has made two errors on the season en route to a .984 fielding percentage.

The road trip for the Horned Frogs continues this week as the team will face the UNLV Rebels on Friday night in the ninth conference matchup of the season.