Frogs face Tech at Lupton

The Texas Tech Red Raiders will be coming to town this weekend to play the No. 7 Horned Frog baseball team in a three game series beginning Friday.

The Raiders may be looking for redemption as they lost to TCU 11-2 in the 2010 Houston College Classic on Friday.

The Frogs are coming off a road trip in which they went 3-1, capping it off with a 15-2 win over UT-Arlington on Tuesday night. The game gave the Frogs double-digit hits in six straight games. Senior catcher Bryan Holaday extended his hit streak to 20 games with a base hit in the first inning.

Redshirt freshmen Jantzen Witte and Pete Sanborn made their collegiate debuts in the game. Witte drove in two RBIs with two bases loaded walks.

Junior pitcher Greg Holle (1-0) also responds well to rumors that he might be moved to the bullpen by throwing five innings with a career-high seven strikeouts. The win brought TCU to 9-2 on the season.

A player to watch this weekend is senior catcher Bryan Holaday, who was named the Mountain West Conference Hitter of the Week. Holaday posted a .650 on-base percentage and a .824 slugging percentage while tallying 33 putouts and seven assists from his catcher’s position with no errors defensively.

This gives TCU its second consecutive MWC Player of the Week award as sophomore Jason Coats won the award March 1. Freshman Josh Elander and Coats have both hit safely in 11 straight games.

TCU vs. Texas Tech

When: 6:30 p.m. Friday

Where: Lupton Stadium

The game can be heard live on KTCU 88.7 FM and seen on a tape delay on The Mtn., airing the next day at 1 p.m.