The Cal-State Fullerton Titans are set to visit the TCU Horned Frogs for a three game set starting on Friday. The Titans are under the direction of former UC-Irvine head coach Dave Serrano. The Titans went 39-25 in 2007 while sweeping through the San Diego Regional and the Super Regionals over UCLA to qualify for the College World Series for the 15th time in the school’s history. TCU is Continue reading
We continue to bring you Season Previews from different colleges.
UAB: Q & A with Perry Roth
Miami (OH): Outfielders
Missouri: Season Preview- The Schedule
TCU: Season Preview Part 2
La Tech: Season Preview
Canisius Season Preview: Part 1
Canisius Season Preview: Part 2
Army Season Preview from Gotham Baseball Magazine
Kentucky Season Preview
We continue to bring you links to SID previews for the 2008 season. We have linked to a bunch of them below.
Southern Mississippi Preview
Stephen F. Austin: Outfield Preview
Michigan State Preview: Infield and Outfield
Missouri Season Preview: Part 3 Infielders and Catchers
TCU Season Preview: Part 1
Purdue Baseball Preview: Part 3
San Diego State Season Preview
Harvard Season Preview
Eric Sorensen continues his season previews today for February 18th checking in on six conferences over the last two days. He checked in on the MEAC, MAC, Mountain West, Missouri Valley, Ohio Valley, and the Northeast conferences. Continue reading
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The TCU Horned Frogs have been selected to win their third straight regular season Mountain West Conference baseball championship in 2008. In a vote of the seven MWC head coaches and a select media panel, the Horned Frogs received six of a possible nine first-place votes and 60 points, while BYU (three first-place votes) received 52 points to finish second in the poll. Continue reading
The Daily Skiff, the student paper of TCU has put out four articles previewing the season.
Baseball team rebuilds
Experienced infielders defensive backbone of team
Open starting rotation slots up for grabs by untested staff
Center fielder local leader of Frogs platoon outfield
November 14th was the first day that recruits for the 2008-2009 school year could sign their letter of intent. We have found many schools have put out a listing of the recruits who have signed already. A couple of highlights are that UCLA has signed three AFLAC All-Americans, Illinois picked up four in-state recruits, and finally Southern Miss picked up three players from Mississippi. The full list is below.
Each team had impressive showings in its respective victories, with the Purple-clad Horned Frogs taking game one, 7-2. The White team answered with a 7-0 win Saturday.
Head coach Jim Schlossnagle said he liked the way freshman second baseman Aaron Schultz looked at the plate for the White team through the first two games. Schultz had a hit in each game.
On the pitching side, Saturday’s starters, freshman right-hander Greg Holle and sophomore left-hander Derek VerHagen, stood out for Schlossnagle.
Holle pitched 4 2-3 innings and allowed two hits and two walks in the shutout for the White team during game two. VerHagen received no run support, surrendering two runs on four hits for the Purple team. The lefty also had seven strikeouts.
For the Purple team, sophomore right-hander Tyler Lockwood racked up five innings in relief of junior right-hander Andrew Cashner, a transfer from Angelina College.
Half of the Aggies’ games in 2008 will be played against teams who made the NCAA Tournament in 2007, including Ohio State, Arkansas, Rutgers, Oklahoma State, Rice, Baylor, Missouri, TCU, Sam Houston State, Nebraska and Texas. All but seven of A&M’s opponents return to the diamond off winning seasons.
The TCU Horned Frogs have released their 2008 schedule recently. The Horned Frogs will open up the season on February 22nd when they host Cal-State Fullerton for the first game of a three game set. This game marks the beginning of the Dave Serrano era at Fullerton. The next weekend they will head up to Minneapolis to take part in the MetroDome tournament with Minnesota, Pepperdine, and Tulane. If you are in the Minnesota area, you need to make it to that tournament to see top of the line College Baseball as each school is expected to finish near the top of their conference. TCU then heads home for two non-conference weekday games before hosting Ole Miss for a three game set. TCU finishes their non-conference weekend schedule with a visit to Wichita State from March 14th-16th. TCU then heads into conference match-ups on the weekends and get the key match-up against Utah in Lupton Stadium on May 2nd-4th. TCU will also host the Mountain West Conference tournament on May 20th-25th. The full schedule is available in PDF format here. The College Baseball Blog expects TCU to make a run for the conference title in 2008.