TCU (36-19) vs Ole Miss (35-24)
Venue: Blue Bell Park; College Station, TX
Starting Pitchers: Ole Miss- Bobby Wahl: So. RHP, 6-3 2.26 ERA, 90 K ,31 BB, 87.2IP
TCU- Preston Morrison: Fr. RHP, 9-1 1.73 ERA, 64K, 8 BB, 98.2 IP
Series Record: TCU leads 6-4, Split two games opening weekend this season
The Horned Frogs won a share of the Mountain West regular season title, but went 1-2 in the conference tournament last week. They are led offensively by Jason Coats (.326 BA, 45 RBI) and Josh Elander (8 HR). The TCU pitching staff hasn't allowed more than 5 runs in a game since April 5. Morrison made his collegiate debut against the Rebels on opening weekend this season, throwing 3.1 perfect innings with two strikeouts.
For Ole Miss:
The Rebels have lost 6 of 7, including a 1-2 performance in the SEC Tournament. Pitching and defense has been their strong suit so far this season, with 8.5 strikeouts per innings and a .976 fielding percentage that is good for 20th in the country. Closer Brett Huber is one save away from the all-time saves record at Ole Miss. The Rebels are led on offense and defense by Junior second baseman and First Team All-American Alex Yarbrough, who is hitting .389 with only two errors on the season. Matt Snyder provides the power and RBIs with 12 and 57, respectively.