When Texas Tech and TCU square off in Omaha Sunday afternoon it will mark the 156th all-time meeting between the Red Raiders and Horned Frogs. For two teams who thrived off pitching this season, the season series has been high scoring, with three of the four games being decided by more than eight runs. Here’s how the all-time series breaks down:
- TCU leads the all-time series 86-68-1
- The season series was split at 2 games a piece. Tech won 2/3 in Fort Worth while TCU won a midweek game in Abilene as well.
- Tech leads the series 4-2 in neutral site games
- Tim Tadlock is 3-4 against the Horned Frogs as the Head Coach at Texas Tech
- Jim Schlossnagle is 18-6 against Texas Tech, but only 4-3 against Tim Tadlocks’ Red Raiders
- This season, Tech won back-to-back games against TCU for the first time since 2004, won back-to-back road games against TCU for the first time since 2002, scored double figures in back-to-back games against TCU for the first time since 2003, and scored their most runs against TCU since 2001.
The winner will likely be the team who can capitalize on mistakes. Tech is 24-4 this year when holding opponents under 2 runs and has pitched shutouts in four of their last five games. TCU has allowed 2 runs or less 42 times this season, and their bullpen has not allowed a run in it’s last 26 innings pitched.
LHP Chris Sadberry will likely take the mound Sunday afternoon against TCU. Sadberry is 1-0 against TCU on the season after pitching five innings, giving up one run on four hits, a walk, and a strikeout in the Sunday finale in Fort Worth on March 24th.