College notes: TCU baseball facilities scheduled for upgrade

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Lupton Stadium and Williams-Reilly Field is set to undergo an upgrade this fall with the addition of a 20,000-square-foot player development area.

Construction of the area is slated to begin in late fall with completion in the spring of 2014. The planned addition will feature a new hitting facility, a relocation of the home bullpen as well as a Field Turf practice area.

The hitting facility alone will be a 9,000-square-foot area where the home bullpen now resides and will include four 80-foot-long cages as well as indoor pitching mounds, a tee and toss area and the latest in video analysis software.

The cage system will allow the coaching staff to maneuver the nets to allow for as many as eight players to hit at once or to set the facility up as one large cage for pitcher vs. hitter simulated games.

TCU volleyball

TCU rallied from a set down Saturday to beat Ole Miss 25-22, 15-25, 20-25, 25-16, 15-9 for their fifth consecutive victory during an evening match in the TCU Nike/Molten Invitational at the University Recreation Center. Earlier in the day, the Frogs (8-3) were led by Sutton Sunstrum’s 12 kills in a 25-13, 25-14, 25-17 victory over Grambling State.

UTA volleyball

The Mavericks defeated Mississippi Valley State 25-11, 25-20, 25-12 at College Park Center in their second match of the Hilton Maverick Classic, but they came up short in the nightcap, falling to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 25-20, 25-23, 25-21. UTA slipped to 5-5.

UTA cross country

The UT Arlington men’s and women’s teams began the season at the annual UTA Season Opener at Lynn Creek Park in Grand Prairie. Gabriela Alfonzo finished fifth in 18 minutes, 8.6 seconds to lead the women’s team to a second-place finish behind SMU. On the men’s side, Ryan Tilotta led the Mavericks with a seventh-place finish in 20:00.5. UTA finished third behind Arkansas-Little Rock and Louisiana-Monroe.

Coach hospitalized

Minnesota coach Jerry Kill suffered another game-day seizure, at halftime while the Gophers were playing Western Illinois, and was taken to a local hospital as a precaution. But the Gophers, used to this by now, carried on and pulled away for a 29-12 victory.

Kill was at home and resting comfortably two hours after the game. He suffered a seizure in the locker room at halftime last November during a loss to Michigan State, his third documented episode during a game at Minnesota since taking over here in 2011.

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