Horned frogs baseball to play against Air Force Falcons

The No. 5 Horned Frogs will travel to Colorado Springs this weekend to face the Air Force Falcons. The Frogs (16-4) are looking to keep their success rolling this season as they face some conference play.

The Falcons have struggled this season, losing 16 of 21. Air Force is on a four-game losing streak coming into the TCU series.

The Frogs lost two straight for the first time this season earlier in the week, against Brigham Young and Dallas Baptist, but rebounded strongly in their 4-0 victory over Texas State on Tuesday. They will try to continue that rebound, ironing out their mistakes on the practice field, said head coach Jim Schlossnagle.

Schlossnagle also said the Frogs are “trying to increase their fielding percentage,” a reflection of the team’s work for improvement after a poor outing in the field against BYU, where the team committed three errors that led to four unearned runs.

The Horned Frogs have had a few unexpected players step up and contribute this season, Schlossnagle said. He specifically pointed out sophomore Taylor Featherston’s hard work in the cages to spark his offense. Featherston is batting .298 with 17 hits and 8 RBIs, and he is working to improve on that as he recovers from an injured thumb.

Schlossnagle also commended sophomore Brance Rivera as someone who “has been a great highlight for [the team].” In the past 13 games, Rivera batted an outstanding .471.

Redshirt senior Paul Gerrish made his first start of the season Tuesday night against Texas State and boasts a 2.35 ERA. The Frogs shut out Texas State, with Gerrish allowing only six hits, striking out two in five and two-thirds innings.

TCU vs. Air Force

When: 3 p.m. Friday, 2 p.m. Saturday, and 1 p.m. Sunday

Where: Colorado Springs, Colo.

All games will be broadcast on KTCU 88.7 FM.