TCU won its home opener against Abilene Christian on Wednesday night. Alex Isola paced the way with a three-run home run, and Josh Watson also had three RBIs. Freshman right-hander Spencer Arrighetti earned his first career win with 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief.
The TCU baseball team earned a signature win in its opening weekend, taking down top-ranked Vanderbilt in the MLB4 Tournament in Arizona. The Frogs scored 10 runs in the rout, and ended the weekend 2-1. They host Abilene Christian on Tuesday night.
The Bobby Bragan Youth Foundation announced 30 players from Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Arkansas and New Mexico on its Collegiate Slugger Award watch list. Among those on it include TCU’s Josh Watson and UTA’s Will Olson.
TCU had a solid year in 2018. The football team won a bowl game. The men’s basketball team snapped a 20-year NCAA Tournament drought. And the women’s soccer team won its first NCAA game in program history. The best games of the season.
The Texas Rangers have five open spots on the 40-man roster ahead of the Rule 5 draft, which might lead them to make a selection to help their rebuild plan. General manager Jon Daniels, though, isn’t sure.
Ex-Dallas Baptist star Devlin Granberg was drafted by the Boston Red Sox. Thursday at the Fort Worth Club, he claimed the Bobby Bragan Collegiate Slugger Award. Texas Tech’s Hunter Hargrove won it in 2017.
Of the 26 area players selected in the MLB draft, only four were taken out of high schools. Keller Timber Creek shortstop Mateo Gil was the top high school player drafted when he was taken by the Cardinals with the 95th overall pick.