No. 1 TCU
With a starting lineup full of .300 or better hitters, the TCU Horned Frogs (a definite hall-of-fame team name if I’ve ever heard one) are the #1 seed in the Fort Worth Regional. TCU is on a seven game winning streak, winning the Mountain West Conference Tournament last weekend for the sixth time in seven years. Hosting the Regional looks to be a significant benefit for the Horned Frogs – they have won 23 of their 27 home games thus far this season.
Sophomore pitcher Kyle Winkler will start Friday’s game against #4 Lamar. Winkler, named to the MWC All-Tournament team last weekend, pitched a complete game last Thursday against UNLV. He has pitched over 100 innings this season. TCU has a strong pitching staff, with Matt Purke (12 wins), Steven Maxwell (2.73 ERA), Kaleb Merck (1.12 ERA) and Tyler Lockwood (4 saves.)
TCU only faced one team from their Regional field this season – Baylor, which they split a home and home series with in late April.
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