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TCU alters rotation to maximize chances in regional format

Nick Lodolo excited to pitch in his first regional for TCU

TCU left-hander Nick Lodolo is excited to pitch in his first regional with the Horned Frogs. The junior didn't pitch in the regional or Super Regional in 2016 but did pitch in the College World Series.
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TCU left-hander Nick Lodolo is excited to pitch in his first regional with the Horned Frogs. The junior didn't pitch in the regional or Super Regional in 2016 but did pitch in the College World Series.

TCU has altered its rotation this weekend to help maximize the Horned Frogs’ chances at the Fayetteville Regional.

Junior left-hander Brandon Williamson started Friday night against Cal.

It was a decision coach Jim Schlossnagle waited to make until seeing how Arkansas did Friday afternoon in Game 1 of the Fayetteville Regional.

The top-seeded Razorbacks handled No. 4 seed Central Connecticut 11-5 to advance to the winner’s bracket semifinal at 6 p.m. Saturday at Baum-Walker Stadium.

Third seed TCU opens against No. 2 seed Cal at 6 p.m. Friday.

Williamson (4-5, 4.30 ERA) faces the Bears’ ace Jared Horn, who is 6-1 with a 1.82 ERA in 69 1/3 inning.

TCU ace Nick Lodolo (6-5, 2.48 ERA) will be held to face the Razorbacks (42-17), which will be in front of more than 13,000 fans at Baum-Walker Stadium at 6 p.m. Saturday. If the Frogs lose Friday night, Lodolo could be used to start the elimination game at noon Saturday.

Arkansas will start their top starter, right-hander Isaiah Campbell (10-1, 2.37 ERA), Saturday night.

TCU left-hander Nick Lodolo, who is expected to be a top 10 pick in the MLB draft on June 3, won't let it be a distraction during the postseason

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Stefan Stevenson has been covering sports for the Star-Telegram since 1997. He spent five years covering TCU athletics, which included two BCS bowls, two trips to the college World Series and the move to the Big 12. He has covered the Texas Rangers since 2014 and started reporting on the Dallas Cowboys in 2016.
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