Coming off its first Big 12 series loss since last season, TCU doesn’t have to think about conference games for a while. But another familiar foe awaits.
The Horned Frogs (18-5) play their next five contests out of league, starting with Tuesday night’s game at UT Arlington, continuing with a weekend series at Wichita State and then finishing with another game against UT Arlington.
It’s part of a stretch of seven consecutive road games, which began last weekend with a 1-2 showing at Texas. TCU won the finale 9-5 on Sunday, avoiding a sweep. TCU last lost a Big 12 series on April 10-12, 2015, at Kansas State.
TCU and UT Arlington play the second of three games this season on Tuesday. TCU won 5-1 three weeks ago in Fort Worth, its eighth win in the last 11 meetings. The teams play again next week.
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“Today shows the resiliency of our team,” coach Jim Schlossnagle said after Sunday’s win, which included three-hit outings from Luken Baker and Elliott Barzilli and Ryan Burnett’s victory in relief. “Burnett pitched well enough to slow them down a bit. Obviously we swung the bats better today.”
TCU is 1-0 against UT Arlington this season, having won 5-1 at Lupton Stadium on March 8. The third game between the teams is scheduled April 6 at Lupton Stadium.
UT Arlington (14-11) is on a four-game winning streak after defeating Baylor on March 22 and sweeping Incarnate Word last weekend. Matt McLean had three hits in Sunday’s 13-0 victory, his eighth multi-hit effort in the past 11 games.
The conference schedule resumes for TCU on April 8 with a three-game series at Kansas.
UT Arlington returns to Sun Belt Conference action with a three-game series at Georgia State starting Friday.
TCU at UT Arlington
6:30 p.m. Tuesday