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TCU missing part of its bullpen for College World Series opener vs. LSU

TCU relief pitcher Drew Gooch throws against Kansas in the 10th inning of a May 9 game at Lupton Stadium. Gooch was in the dugout on crutches before Sunday’s CWS opener for the Horned Frogs.
TCU relief pitcher Drew Gooch throws against Kansas in the 10th inning of a May 9 game at Lupton Stadium. Gooch was in the dugout on crutches before Sunday’s CWS opener for the Horned Frogs. Special to the Star-Telegram

TCU will begin play in the College World Series missing one of its relievers.

Drew Gooch, a freshman left-hander from Argyle, was on crutches in the dugout as the Horned Frogs began warming up for their Sunday afternoon game against LSU at TD Ameritrade Park. He was in uniform, but did not participate in stretching or running.

Coach Jim Schlossnagle did not announce an injury at the opening press conference Friday.

Gooch, the least-used member of the Horned Frogs’ bullpen, last pitched May 31 in the Fort Worth Regional against Stony Brook, walking the only batter he faced. He appeared in nine games covering 7.2 innings and was 1-0 with a 5.78 earned run average. He has five strikeouts and five walks and has one wild pitch and one hit batter.

Gooch was expected to redshirt this season, but got called into action in April when Ryan Burnett suffered a season-ending elbow injury in April at Texas Tech.

Carlos Mendez, 817-390-7407

Twitter: @calexmendez

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