Frogs shutout Sam Houston, 4-0

An opening night record-breaking 3,228 fans filled the Lupton Stadium Friday night to cheer the No. 11 Frogs on to a win over Sam Houston State.

The Frogs finished the game 4-0, but junior pitcher Trent Appleby said the team isn’t getting too excited yet.

“It’s nice to get the first win, but we still have two more games, they’re a good team and we gotta finish the series out,” he said.

Sophomore outfielder Jason Coats stole home plate early in the game, and won the Frogs’ first run. After another run at the bottom of the third inning, no one scored until the Frogs got two runs in the eighth inning.

Head coach Jim Schlossnagle said he still hopes to improve the team’s overall batting performance.

“I thought our bats were pretty good early… but our bats in the middle of the game were very average,” he said. “That’s something we’ve got to get better at.”

Schlossnagle said while the fan turnout was great, he was nervous that they had forgotten how to cheer at a baseball game. They proved him wrong.

“Tonight… was a great atmosphere,” he said.

Their next game is set for 2 p.m. today.