If you didn’t hear the early morning cheers emanating from Lupton Stadium on Tuesday, then you must have been in a very, very deep sleep.
For the second consecutive year, the TCU Horned Frogs landed a spot in the College World Series, knocking out the Texas A&M Aggies in a 16-inning clincher that kept loyal purple-and-white-clad fans in the stands until just a few hours before dawn.
The Frogs’ big win was a combination of skill, luck and perseverance, and no small achievement for a school that is making a name for itself in collegiate sports.
Indeed, Tuesday’s achievement is another in a series of athletic triumphs for the university.
In baseball, the Frogs have been a formidable force for years, drawing larger and larger crowds to the school’s perfectly manicured fields each spring.
Last fall, TCU’s football team narrowly missed a chance to participate in the inaugural College Football Playoff and tied with Baylor as Big 12 Conference co-champions.
Hopefully, the Frogs will secure a decisive victory in the upcoming series.
The team will head to Omaha, where it will face LSU on Sunday.
If this week is any indication, the Tigers have good reason to fear the frog!