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Series preview: Texas at TCU

Matt Cotcher




Texas (22-19, 8-7 Big 12) at No. 5 TCU (31-8, 7-5 Big 12)

  • Fort Worth, Texas

  • Lupton Stadium

Friday, April 24 at 6:30PM on Fox Sports Southwest Plus

Texas – Senior, RHP, Parker French (2-2, 2.09)

TCU – Sophomore, LHP, Tyler Alexander (3-2, 2.92)


Saturday, April 25 at 4:00PM on Fox Sports Southwest

Texas – Junior, LHP, Ty Culbreth (3-2, 2.60)

TCU – Senior, RHP, Preston Morrison (8-1, 1.81)


Sunday, April 26 at 1:00PM on Fox Sports Southwest Plus

Texas – TBA

TCU – Junior, LHP, Alex Young (7-2, 1.67)



All-time series notes:

  • Historically, TCU is Texas' third most common opponent.

  • The Longhorns lead the series 220-63-2.

  • In games played in Fort Worth, Texas is 82-31-2.

  • Last season, the Horned Frogs swept the series in Austin. All three games were very close, with only seven total runs separating the teams over the entire weekend.

  • TCU won both series since joining the Big 12.

Texas Notes:

  • Over the last four games Texas is averaging 7.5 runs/game, and is hitting .318. The team has totaled 10 doubles, 3 triples, and 7 home runs.

  • Ben Johnson leads the Big 12 in triples (7), and total bases (98). Collin Shaw leads the conference in doubles (16).

  • Against KU on Sunday, C.J Hinojosa became the first Longhorn to hit for the cycle since Kyle Russell on 4/24/07.

  • Michael Cantu’s line in the KU series was: .500/.714/.563. For his effort, he was named Co-Big 12 Newcomer of the Week.

TCU Notes:

  • Since losing their series at Kansas State, the Horned Frogs have won five straight games.

  • The Horned Frogs lead the Big 12 in hitting (.290), fielding (.982), and pitching (2.15 ERA).

  • True freshman Connor Wanhanen owns the Big 12’s best batting average (.397).

  • As a team, TCU has made only 27 errors (3rd in NCAA). TCU’s fielding percentage of .982 rank 2nd nationally.


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