The road trip is almost over for TCU baseball, which is probably ready to come home after dropping two of three in a series at Kansas State. It made the Horned Frogs 4-4 on the road since March 31.
The Horned Frogs, who play at UTA (15-19) on Tuesday, gave up their most runs in three seasons in a 14-4 loss in the opener at K-State and lost a 6-2 decision in the finale. Between those games was Preston Morrison’s four-hit complete-game shutout.
The Horned Frogs (25-8) now hope for another strong outing from midweek starter Tyler Alexander, who had one of his best outings of the season last week against Dallas Baptist. But in his previous outing, he gave up four runs in a seven-run seventh inning of an 8-1 loss at UTA.
Alexander (2-2, 3.40) has the fewest victories, highest ERA and fewest innings among the Horned Frogs’ top four starters. But he also has the fewest walks, only one in 42 1/3 innings.
After Tuesday, the Horned Frogs play seven in a row at Lupton Stadium, starting Friday with a three-game weekend series against Santa Clara. There is a midweek game against Incarnate Word on April 21 before a three-game Big 12 series against Texas the following weekend.
At 7-5 in conference, the Horned Frogs sit tied for second in the Big 12 with Texas Tech, each a game behind Oklahoma State and Oklahoma.
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TCU at UT Arlington
6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Clay Gould Ballpark
Radio: KTCU/88.7 FM
Records: TCU 26-8; UTA 15-19
Tyler Alexander (2-2, 3.40) vs. TBA