The TCU Horned Frogs have clinched a share of the 2017 Big 12 baseball regular season title.
With a 9-6 Friday-night win over Oklahoma in Norman, TCU is sitting at 16-6 in Big 12 play with two games remaining, guaranteeing the Horned Frogs at least a share of the crown. TCU can clinch the title outright with another win over the Sooners, allowing the team to finish with no more than seven losses in conference play and at least one game ahead of Texas Tech, which currently sits with a 13-8 record with three games to play next weekend.
Named the unanimous pick in the preseason coaches' poll, the Horned Frogs (36-11, 16-6) are league champions for the second time after winning the title in 2015. TCU is the ninth team to win the regular season following a postseason crown the year before and the first team to do it since the 2015 Horned Frogs.
This is the first time the Big 12 has had a team clinch multiple regular season titles since the 2010-11 seasons (Texas).
The Horned Frogs have won all four of their Big 12 home series this season as the team is 10-2 at Lupton Stadium in league play after taking two-of-three games vs. Kansas (March 17-19) and Baylor (April 21-23) while also sweeping Oklahoma State (March 24-26) and Kansas State (March 31-April 2). TCU currently holds an impressive 23-4 record in Ft. Worth.
The Horned Frogs are led by 14th-year head coach Jim Schlossnagle, who surpassed his 600th win with the program this season and has led the team to three-straight College World Series appearances.
TCU and Oklahoma continue game two of the three-game series in Norman tomorrow.