The TCU Horned Frogs claimed the 2014 Big 12 Conference Tournament title on Sunday afternoon with a 7-1 drubbing of Oklahoma State. TCU went (4-0) in tournament play and outscored their opponents 25-9 in the process.
Freshman Tyler Alexander (9-3), from Southlake Carroll High school, tossed his first complete game of the year and in doing so, saw his ERA drop to 2.04. As was the theme throughout the regular season, TCU's pitching was dominant and they finished the regular season with an impressive 2.26 team ERA.
The title for TCU is their 7th conference tournament title under the guidance of Head Coach, Jim Schlossnagle. The Frogs won tournament titles in 2004 and 2005 as a member of Conference USA and in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2010 as a member of the Mountain West.
After the victory over Oklahoma State, TCU received the news that they would be hosting a Regional in Fort Worth, TX for the 4th time in the last 6 years. The Horned Frogs are also still in play for one for the 8 national seeds that have yet to be awarded. Regional play will start this coming Friday and the Frogs will find out which teams will be joining them in Fort Worth tomorrow morning at 11 am(CST)on ESPNU.
With the victory today, the Horned Frogs have gone (27-3) in their last 30 games and are the hottest team in the country with Regional play looming.
*Garrett Crain, Cody Jones, Preston Morrison, Tyler Alexander and Jordan Kipper were named to the all-tournament team. Jerrick Suiter was named MOP (Most Outstanding Player) of the tournament.
*TCU is now 42-15 after starting the season 15-12.
Jim Schlossnagle now holds a record of (536-265) as a head coach, including a record of (459-218) at TCU.