SFA Closes Homestand With Nationally Ranked TCU
April 28, 2014
The `Jacks enter the week at 17-26 overall and 8-13 in Southland Conference play. Last week, SFA dropped three-of-four, falling 7-6 to Dallas Baptist on April 22 in 10 innings after holding a 6-0 lead after three innings. The `Jacks then got a complete-game effort from junior Dillon Mangham in 10-2 series-opening victory over Lamar, before falling 7-3 and 5-4 over the final two games. TCU enters the midweek tilt at 30-13 overall and 10-5 in Big 12 action.
SFA will start junior Halden Maynard against TCU's Jordan Kipper. Maynard enters Tuesday 0-2 on the season through nine appearances and five starts, all in the midweek, while Kipper carries a 6-2 record through 11 appearances and nine starts on the season.
Players of Note
Senior Zach Marberry currently leads the league with 15 doubles, boasting a .277/.439/.364 split. Marberry's doubles mark ranks 41st in the nation. SFA leads the conference with 74 doubles as a team.
Versus The Opponent: Tuesday's game will mark the 14th meeting between the two teams with TCU leading the all-time series 9-4. SFA has won its last two meetings with the Horned Frogs, picking up a 4-3 win in 2011 and a 6-3 victory in 2013. Last season, the `Jacks exploded for a six-run fifth inning and got solid pitching from four arms to rattle off the team's fourth straight win at the time. Tuesday's game also marks the first time TCU has come to Nacogdoches, Texas, since the 1992 season and just the fourth time in the series history. SFA is 1-2 all time against the Horned Frogs at home.
The Last Time Out