Omaha preview: New and old opponents for Frogs

first_imgFacebook Twitter Twitter TCU rowing program strengthens after facing COVID-19 setbacks Jocelyn Sitton Linkedin Jocelyn Sitton printQuick, count how many schools have been to each of the last three College World Series championships in Omaha.Don’t put too much thought into it, now. There’s just one — the TCU Horned Frogs, led by head coach Jim Schlossnagle.“Regardless of how many times you come, I mean, this is the pearly gates of college baseball,” Schlossnagle said Friday. “It never gets routine.”The 2014 and 2015 squads were largely comprised of the same core group of players, but this year was supposed to be a rebuilding season for TCU.“This particular team, we have an entirely, for the most part, new club,” Schlossnagle said. “This is not a position, I don’t think, people expected us to be in.”With all the new faces on the team, the Frogs will have to trust their stellar freshmen to keep the emotions of Omaha in check.“I think we’re going through some of that first-time trip stuff with a lot of our players,” Schlossnagle said. “So we’ve tried to set up a good structure for everybody. But at the end of the day the players are the ones who have to handle it.”TCU will open against Texas Tech on Sunday at 2 p.m. Jared Janczak, a redshirt freshman who earned the win last Friday against Texas A&M, will start for the Frogs.The other game on the Frogs’ side of the bracket will feature Florida and Coastal Carolina, who knocked off LSU in an upset.Here’s a look at the teams TCU will need to beat in order to make it to the championship series for the first time in school history.Texas TechThe Red Raiders have emerged as one of TCU’s main baseball rivals over the course of the past few years, and this season was no exception. Texas Tech won the series against the Frogs 2-1 at Lupton Stadium this year on a weekend that saw some of the largest crowds in TCU baseball history.Offensively, Tech is led by Eric Gutierrez and Tyler Nesloney, who have combined to hit 22 home runs and 116 RBIs this season. Stephen Smith also adds pop, with 10 home runs to his name this year.Steven Gingery will start on the mound against TCU, according to head coach Tim Tadlock. Gingery has a 4-2 record in 13 starts this year with a 3.25 ERA.Gingery threw 4 innings against TCU earlier this season, giving up just one run. The Frogs got to the bullpen quickly and scored 7 runs in the fifth inning, winning that game 13-6.FloridaThe Gators come into the tournament as the No. 1 overall seed in the country. Florida rolled through the year with a 19-10 conference record and a staggering 33-4 out-of-conference record.Peter Alonso is the most dangerous player on the Gators’ roster, with a .373 batting average, 13 home runs, and 58 RBIs. JJ Schwarz also adds timely hitting — although his average is just .295, he leads the team with 60 RBIs on the season.Logan Shore, one of the best pitchers in the country, will start the CWS for Florida on Sunday. In 17 starts, Shore has a 12-0 record and a 2.24 ERA.Shore’s last start was against Florida State in the final game of the Gainesville Super Regional last Sunday, when he threw 8 innings of shutout ball with 9 strikeouts, allowing just 2 hits.TCU will likely not see Shore this week. The Frogs should consider themselves lucky.Coastal CarolinaThe Chanticleers pulled off one of two stunning Super Regional upsets this year, along with UC-Santa Barbara. Coastal Carolina took a 3-game series from LSU in Baton Rouge, and advanced to the College World Series for the first time in school history.Still, CCU should not be overlooked. They went 21-3 in the Big South Conference, and were 49-16 overall.Zach Remillard poses the most potent offensive threat for the Chanticleers, with a .347 batting average, 69 RBIs, and 17 home runs on the season. Michael Paez, Connor Owings, and G.K. Young also have 15 or more home runs each.Andrew Beckwith will start Sunday’s game against Florida. Beckwith has compiled a 12-1 record in 23 appearances and 7 starts, with a 2.12 ERA. Jocelyn Sitton Jocelyn Sitton TCU receives $20,000 grant to become smoke-free ReddIt + posts Jocelyn is a senior journalism, political science and French major from Nashville, Tennessee. She is a managing editor for TCU360. She’s rarely seen without a Diet Coke and has been known to spill a few near her computer in the convergence center. TCU players survey the field at the start of practice at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha, Neb., Friday, June 17, 2016. TCU will play Texas Tech on Sunday in the NCAA men’s baseball College World Series. 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Altadena Library Seeks New Poet Laureate

first_img Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Subscribe Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Thelma Reyna poet laureateThe Altadena Library is now accepting applications for Poet Laureate for the Altadena Library, May 2016 – April 2018. Poets who live or work in the Altadena community are invited to apply.The inauguration of the new laureate will take place on April 30 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the library’s annual Poetry & Cookies celebration. To be held at the Altadena Senior Center. The laureate’s poetry will be featured at this event and in the Altadena Poetry Review, (formerly the Poetry & Cookies Anthology). This publication is sponsored by the Friends of the Altadena Library and edited by the library’s current poet Laureate, Dr. Thelma Reyna.Information on applying to be the new laureate can be found here or online at the library’s website at ( There is no entry fee. Letters of Applications are due midnight January 23, 2016 and may be emailed to the Altadena Library Poet Laureate Committee at [email protected] Members of the committee include the library’s current laureate Thelma Reyna and the previous laureate Linda Dove; Elsa Frausto and Maja Trochimczy, current and previous laureates of Sunland/Tujunga. Library staff member David Butler and Friends of the Library Liaison Pauli Dutton are also on the committee. Questions about the process may be sent to Pauli Dutton at [email protected] Community News Community News Altadena Library Seeks New Poet Laureate From STAFF REPORTS Published on Tuesday, January 19, 2016 | 7:25 pm Community News Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Top of the News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDScenter_img First Heatwave Expected Next Week 12 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy More Cool Stuff Business News HerbeautyRub This All Over Your Body And He’s Guaranteed To Swoon Over YouHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyYou’ll Want To Get Married Twice Or Even More Just To Put Them OnHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Trends To Look Like A Bombshell And 6 To Forget AboutHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Easy Exotic Meals Anyone Can MakeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyShort On Time? 10-Minute Workouts Are Just What You NeedHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyStop Eating Read Meat (Before It’s Too Late)HerbeautyHerbeauty faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img read more