team winds up for match against UTA
After two disappointing losses earlier this season, the
baseball team will try to avoid a season sweep against
Texas-Arlington at 7 p.m. today at Lupton Stadium.
Head coach Jim Schlossnagle said his team obviously doesnt
want to go 0-for-3 against the Mavericks this year, but
a win today would count more toward the big picture
a chance to play in the College World Series.
Every game is huge now, Schlossnagle said.
We of course want to win conference championships,
but our ultimate goal is to make it to Omaha and to do
that we need a regional bid.
TCU (19-14, 7-5 Conference USA) and UT-Arlington (21-14
heading into last nights game) may be competing
for a regional bid later in the season. The Frogs are
No. 37 in the latest Pseudo-RPIs published by Boyd
Nation, but with similar records, a bid may get decided
on head-to-head matchup.
The committee really looks at what you do down the
stretch, Schlossnagle said. If we let (UT-Arlington)
sweep us, that could be a deciding factor in us playing
in the postseason.
Freshman infielder Chad Huffman said the Frogs want some
revenge for their two earlier losses.
The Frogs could only muster three hits in an 11-0 loss
on Feb. 17, and lost a five-run lead late in an 8-7 loss
on March 7. Both games were played at Clay Gould Park
Theyre a cross-town rival, and for us to play
like we have against them is unacceptable. Huffman
Senior infielder Chris Neuman said the Frogs havent
played their best against the Mavericks this year, and
need to get some momentum going to finish out the season.
Theyve hurt us pretty bad, Huffman said.
After losing a close one to Cincinnati on Sunday,
we cant allow ourselves to have another letdown.
Freshman Chase Perry will get the start on the mound for
the Frogs today. Perrys last appearance was Friday
against Cincinnati, pitching two scoreless innings. He
also made his collegiate debut against UT-Arlington, surrendering
three runs without recording an out.
Schlossnagle said Perry doesnt have to pitch deep
into the game.
We are going to see what he can do, but if he can
get us through their lineup once that would work,
Schlossnagle said. We have some guys that havent
pitched in a while that need to throw anyway.
win today against the Texas-Arlington Mavericks
could give the Horned Frogs a chance to play in
the College World Series.