Baseball team faces the Roadrunners

The No. 7 Horned Frog baseball team returns home to Lupton Stadium for a one-game series against the University of Texas at San Antonio Roadrunners (5-1) tonight.

TCU is coming off of a poll boasting 2-1 series against the currently ranked No. 18 Cal State Fullerton.

These wins brought the Horned Frogs to No. 7 in the Baseball America polls, the highest ranking in the program’s history.

TCU’s junior pitcher Greg Holle is expected to make his first start of the season, and junior Matt Crocker is taking the mound for the Roadrunners. This would make Crocker’s third start of the season.

The Frogs are playing well on both sides of the ball. As a team, the Frogs are hitting .341 and have posted a 2.82 ERA.

A player to watch is sophomore Jason Coats who hit .571 last week with eight hits, including his first two home runs of the season. This excellent batting earned him a selection as the Mountain West Conference Hitter of the Week.

The Roadrunners have a 5-1 record in their opening six games and face TCU in their first road match of the season.

This is their first game against the Frogs since 2003, and the Frogs hold a 6-3 lead in all-time series. On their Feb. 8, 2003 meeting in Fort Worth, the Horned Frogs earned their first-ever win at Lupton Stadium against the Roadrunners, 10-4.

The Horned Frogs currently rank 16th in the nation for attendance with an average of 2,934 fans in their first home games of the 2010 season.


TCU vs. UTSA

When: 6:30 p.m. tonight

Where: Lupton Stadium

The game will be televised on the Mtn. with a tape-delay starting at 11 p.m.