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The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of 28!
The Skiff Orientation Edition: Welcome, Class of '28!
By Georgie London, Staff Writer
Published May 13, 2024
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Team looks to build on seven-game streak

The baseball team will try to extend its current winning streak to double digits if the team completes a three-game sweep of the incoming conference-rival BYU this weekend.The No. 27 Horned Frogs (28-9, 10-1) have won seven straight games overall and 19 straight at the friendly confines of Lupton Stadium. The last loss for the Frogs came April 5 against the No. 26 Oklahoma Sooners (25-14, 5-6). TCU was able to make up for that loss, which was described as “embarrassing” by head coach Jim Schlossnagle, with an 11-4 victory Tuesday night.

“When we went out there, they beat us pretty good,” said senior third baseman Steven Trout about the prior loss against the Sooners. “So coming back and putting it on them was really good for us.”

Coach Schlossnagle said the current winning streaks don’t mean too much to him.

“Streaks just mean that you are due to break them,” Schlossnagle said.

Whether streaks are important to the team or not, it is hard to deny that the Frogs have been playing well as of late. The Frogs have had 10 hits or more in each of the last 11 games.

“I feel really good about (our offense) from the simple standpoint that it hasn’t been just one guy,” Schlossnagle said. “We have had so many injuries and so many different line-ups put out there, it seems like every day it is somebody different that is doing something to help the team.”

Trout said that work and practice earlier this season is beginning to bear fruit.

“We worked hard on our hitting in the fall and early in the season and now it is paying off,” Trout said. “We know we need to score a lot of runs, no matter how well we are pitching.”

The pitching has been another reason for the Frogs’ recent success.

“Our pitching has continually gotten better throughout the year,” said junior pitcher Jake Arrieta. “And I think it will get even better as the year goes on and into the post-season.”

This will be the second series of the season against the BYU Cougars (21-14, 6-4) for the Horned Frogs. TCU took two of three games from the Cougars during the three-game road series in Provo, Utah, in March.

Arrieta said playing BYU at home will give the Horned Frog pitchers an advantage.

“The baseball tends to carry more up in the mountains in Utah,” Arrieta said. “Here, it is not going to do that as much, and it will give our pitchers some confidence to go out there and throw some strikes.”

Game one of the three-game series will begin tonight at 6:30 p.m. at Lupton Stadium.

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