Tag: Luken Baker

NCAA Baseball: Fear the Frog – TCU pegged as college baseball’s team to beat

season_preview_baseball-jpg_t2500In 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…

Baseball: TCU won’t pitch Baker again in 2016, retools rotation

BakerpitchFreshman right-hander Luken Baker, sidelined by a muscle strain in his arm three weeks ago, won’t pitch the rest of the season. Coach Jim Schlossnagle said the team will play it safe with the highly recruited prospect, who came off the mound after facing six batters in an April 22 start at Oklahoma State. click here for complete story

TCU pitching getting return on investment in freshman arms

FeltmanTCU takes along the Big 12’s second-best earned-run average when it starts a three-game series at Oklahoma State on Friday. The Horned Frogs have a 2.95 team ERA through 35 games covering 305 innings, a notable return from a staff using two freshmen in the weekend rotation and three in the bullpen, including the closer. click here for complete story

Baseball: Former Oak Ridge star Baker off to scorching start for TCU

56d5248e520fd.imageSimply put, Luken Baker is having an absolute blast playing college baseball right now.

The former Oak Ridge star and 2015 Gatorade National High School Player of the Year is off to a scorching start for the No. 9 TCU Horned Frogs, who were in town this past weekend for the Houston College Classic at Minute Maid Park.

It was a special few days for Baker, a true freshman who chose the college route instead of turning professional after his senior year of high school. He was selected by the Houston Astros in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last summer, but made it clear beforehand that he intended to honor his commitment to the Horned Frogs. click here for complete story

Baseball: Luken Baker put on a show for his fans leading TCU past Rice 10-0

938e629d2b9a404e26f35c0a32a4e164Former 2015 Gatorade National Baseball Player of the Year and local Houston area native Luken Baker put on a show for his hometown fans on Saturday leading TCU past Rice 10-0. Baker who starred at nearby Oak Ridge High School, made his second career start for Texas Christian a memorable one. Pitching at Minute Maid Park, home of the Houston Astros, Baker scattered four hits over six shutout innings and added a home run from the clean-up spot. click here for complete story

Baseball: Two big innings, Baker’s pitching helps TCU overpower Rice

Luken BakerLuken Baker pitched six shutout innings and hit a solo home run, leading No. 11 TCU to a 10-0 victory over Rice in a game that was called after seven innings Saturday at the Shriners Hospitals for Children College Classic in Houston.

The Frogs (5-1) put together two big innings to overwhelm the 24th-ranked Owls (3-4). click here for complete story

NCAA Baseball: Luken Baker Big 12 New Comer of the Week Award

XAVVTXWFAMWZVHL.20160222192110Baker’s debut for the Frogs was a well-rounded effort as the freshman started in all three games, including on the mound in the Loyola Marymount series finale on Sunday. As the DH in the series, he hit safely in all three games, going 1-for-4 on Friday and Saturday with a run scored in the series opener. click here for complete story