TCU continues to play great baseball.
But coach Jim Schlossnagle's bunch decided to make things interesting when they visited Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night.
The Lumberjacks entered the game with just 17 wins in 49 games. The team also occupied second-to-last place in the Southland Conference with a league record of 9-18.
Still, this was a weekday game on the road that had the two teams locked at four runs apiece through eight innings.
Luckily for TCU's postseason hopes though, the Horned Frogs' bats came alive to the tune of four runs, as this team secured its ninth victory in its past ten games.
1. Michael Landestoy delivers
The senior picked up the slack in a big way Tuesday night. He hit a home run and knocked in four of the team's eight runs, including two in the ninth that put away the game.
2. Trey Morris answers the call
Before Tuesday night, the right-handed reliever had only appeared in nine games all season, posting a 0.96 ERA and a 1-0 record. Against the Lumberjacks, Morris tossed four innings and surrendered just one run off three hits.
3. The scoring continues
In the nine games since the start of May, TCU has averaged five runs per game. They're 8-1 in those games.
1. Using up arms
Russell Smith got into trouble early and didn't come back out for the second inning. The Frogs used four relievers to pitch seven innings. Not great for a Frogs team looking toward a crucial regular-season ending series against Texas in Austin this weekend.
2. Inconsistency at the plate
The Frogs managed to pile up eight runs despite only recording seven hits in the game. Sometimes the bats just don't show up, but hitting .208 against an inferior opponent is not a recipe for success.
3. Strikeouts galore
Ten strikeouts in 34 at-bats? The offense may be putting up runs in bunches, but that's a still big number.