TCU Just One Win Away From Return Trip To Omaha

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Saturday night could be something special for TCU down in College Station.

The Frogs are one win away from making a third consecutive trip to the College World Series. All they need to do is take care of business tonight against Texas A&M.

TCU got a big game from a couple of freshmen in the 8-2 win over the Aggies in Game 1 Friday night. Big 12 Freshman of the Year Luken Baker hit a three-run homer in the third inning to break a 2-2 tie, his fifth home run in the postseason.  TCU really likes it when Baker homers, the Frogs are 9-0 this season when he does. Baker has now reached base safely in 33 straight games and is currently on a nine-game hitting streak.

Redshirt-freshman Jared Janczak, making his fifth career start, allowed two runs and struck out four in just over seven innings. The key to Janczak’s night, he retired the first batter during the first five innings, never letting the Aggies offense to get on track. Head coach Jim Schlossnagle appeared to go with Janczak in Game 1 because he’s been the Frogs most consistent pitcher when it comes to throwing strikes.

TCU improves to 46-15 overall with the win. They can punch their ticket to Omaha tonight with both teams facing off again in Game 2 at 8 p.m. The Aggies will attempt to force a Game 3 on Sunday with a win.

Written by C. James


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