It isn’t like Boomer White came to TCU and couldn’t find a role.
As the Star-Telegram’s Carlos Mendez noted, White led the Frogs in RBIs in the 2014 season, one that ended at the College World Series. But White just loved A&M more, so he transferred. He sat out last season to comply with NCAA transfer rules, so he missed out on the epic 2015 super regional in which TCU won the Game 3 finale in 16 innings.
So how does he feel about this mega matchup that starts Friday night at A&M’s Olsen Field?
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White has been excellent for A&M this season, playing a steady third base and leading the Aggies with a batting average hovering just below .400. He still keeps in contact with TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle and other coaches and old teammates.
TCU (45-15), after touch-and-go start to the season with a usually very reliable pitching staff, is seeking a third consecutive College World Series berth.
A&M (48-14) has been one of the top-ranked teams in the nation all season. It is 32-5 at home and is looking to get back to Omaha for the first time since 2011.
Meanwhile, White is hoping to make a second trip to the CWS with a second team.
Hold on tight, this is going to be a wild, wild ride.