Steven Branscombe, USA Today Sports

Janczak to miss at least two weeks with shoulder soreness

TCU has shut down starting pitcher Jared Janczak for at least two weeks.

TCU Baseball will be without its top starting pitcher for at least two weeks, as head coach Jim Schlossnagle said sophomore Jared Janczak has been shut-down due to shoulder soreness, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Janczak, who flirted with a no-hitter against the Kansas Jayhawks on Mar. 19, leads the TCU rotation with a 6-0 record and 2.25 ERA, striking out 63 batters in the process. The Frogs will turn to Nick Lodolo on the bump Friday night against Baylor before No. 3 man Brian Howard pitches on Saturday, with Mitchell Traver set to close out the series on Sunday afternoon.

Janczak’s last start, one week ago at West Virginia, saw him allow six hits and four earned runs before getting pulled with two outs in the fifth inning. TCU lost the game on a walk-off hit, 5-4, after rallying for three runs in the ninth to tie the game at 4.

If out for two weeks, Janczak would be absent for a critical road-series against No. 5 Texas Tech next weekend in Lubbock and a home series against Texas from May 5-7. After that, the Frogs hit the road for Norman to face the Oklahoma Sooners from May 12-17.   

Tonight’s starter for TCU, Lodolo, enters the contest with a 3-1 record and a 5.49 ERA, recording 43 strikeouts on the season. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.

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