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Schlossnagle becomes winningest coach in TCU baseball history

TCU head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle recorded his 518th win, becoming TCUs all-time winningest baseball coach
TCU head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle recorded his 518th win, becoming TCU’s all-time winningest baseball coach

Head baseball coach Jim Schlossnagle now holds a spot in history.

The Frogs’ 5-0 win over the Loyola Marymount Lions was Schlossnagle’s 518th win, making him TCU’s all-time winningest baseball coach.

Freshman Luken Baker made his pitching debut on Sunday, throwing 6 1/3 shutout innings. He only gave up one hit and struck out six.

The Frogs got on the board in the third when Connor Wanhanen hit a triple down the third base line. Dane Steinhagen then walked, putting runners on the corners for the Frogs. Evan Skoug follower with an RBI sac fly to center, sending in Wanhanen.

The bats seemed to come alive for the Frogs, as they totaled 10 hits and five runs. Junior Elliot Barzilli continued his stellar weekend, going 3-4 at the plate and making a few great plays at third. Barzilli is now 7-11 batting after the team’s first three games.

Baker also helped the Frogs out at the plate. In the fifth inning, he sent the ball flying over the left-center field fence, giving the Frogs a 3-0 lead. This is the second season in which a freshman has hit the first home run for the Frogs.

Baker showed his full potential today and gave Horned Frog fans a glimpse of what the future could hold. He was removed from the game in the seventh inning, allowing the bullpen to take over.

The Lions threatened during the seventh, loading the bases with no outs. But Preston Guillory stepped up, striking out two and delivering a pop fly to end the inning.

Freshman Durbin Felton made his college debut in relief of Guillory during the eighth. Felton retired the side in order.

TCU added two insurance runs in the eighth thanks to a two-run single up the middle by Mason Hesse.

Freshman Dalton Brown also recorded an out in relief for his college debut. He was then replaced by Brian Trieglaff, who closed out the game and sealed the Frogs 2-1 series win.

The Frogs will next take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Lupton Stadium on Wednesday. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.

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