effort has TCU headed to the top
off a road victory over a ranked opponent, the Horned
Frogs have more than Conference USA play on their mind.
off a win over No. 13 Oklahoma, the TCU baseball team
looks to continue its current streak of success throughout
the rest of the season.
With its recent bout of success, the teams energy
is high and more determined than ever to keep up the
This past week we played really well, head
coach Jim Schlossnagle said. Tuesdays win
over Oklahoma is definitely a springboard for us as
far as the rest of the season goes.
One thing the Frogs are trying to do is to keep their
goals firmly planted and to avoid getting ahead of themselves.
The College World Series is the big picture, and
we dont need to look too far ahead. We need to
keep our focus more on doing well at the regional tournament
and getting to the NCAA Tournament, Schlossnagle
Freshman shortstop German Duran believes everything
the team has gone through this year only adds to their
Weve done pretty well so far, he said.
We won some tough games and lost some that we
shouldnt have, but weve learned from these
as the season has gone along.
Duran believes the continued improvement that comes
with each and every game plays a big factor in the teams
The strong bond created through determination and teamwork
has really shown through for the team thus far, and
its helping the Frogs keep their focus in light
of the upcoming tournament, said senior pitcher Robbie
I think now the team is coming together,
Findlay said. At first we were inconsistent, but
now things are panning out nicely. When we go out onto
the field we now go out there as a team.
Despite early losses this season, the Frogs have pulled
themselves together to rally through the end of their
schedule, Schlossnagle said.
I think were three or four games off pace
of where we ought to be, he said. We got
off to a slow start this season, starting with a 1-4
record but Im pleased with how things have been
going, especially this past week. Hopefully we can pick
up the pace here at the end.
This season, every player is doing his part to help,
and not letting a single thing go to their head during
the final weeks, players said.
Theres some new guys who are really stepping
up this year and making a difference, Findlay
said. We know whats at stake.
As the final weeks of the season bear down, tension
and excitement is high.
I think the team as a whole feels confident and
excited about regional tournament, Duran said.
Important factors such as teamwork and drive have brought
together a highly-determined team this season, Findlay
said. At each and every practice players are supportive
of each other and give it their all, he said.
Now that the team has really come together, its
a total team effort every time we play, Findlay
said. Were hitting well and the bullpen
is strong. I feel this season will turn out well.
The Frogs will begin a three-game series with St. Louis,
with the series opening game at 7 p.m. Friday
in Lupton Stadium.