In this June 19, 2016, file photo, TCU’s Luken Baker (19), celebrates with coach Jim Schlossnagle following an NCAA men’s College World Series baseball game against Texas Tech in Omaha, Neb. TCU has made it to the College World Series three straight years, and the Horned Frogs have brought back eight everyday players, their top two starting pitchers and the closer. They’ll open the season next Friday No. 1 in every major national poll. read more…
Luken Baker appeared as advertised in his first action for TCU, striking out a batter in a perfect inning, hitting fourth in the order and playing first base in a scrimmage Sunday against Abilene Christian.
“He had a pretty clean inning, had a couple big hits, played well at first base – about the way we all thought he was going to,” coach Jim Schlossnagle said.
Baker, a freshman from Conroe Oak Ridge, was the Horned Frogs’ top recruit. He was 12-0 with a 1.08 ERA and hit .448 with eight home runs as a senior. Schlossnagle plans to use him at first base and designated hitter when he is not pitching. click here for complete story