CWS primers: TCU, Oklahoma
TCU HORNED FROGS (51-12)First game: 1 p.m. Saturday vs. Florida State (47-18), ESPN/ESPN3.com (radio on ESPN 103.3 FM; live streaming on ESPNDallas.com)
Sophomore OF Jason Coats -- leads team in batting average (.373), runs (65), hits (95), and RBIs (66). Also has 13 home runs.
Senior C Bryan Holaday -- .350, 64 runs, 90 hits, .989 fielding percentage, caught 22 of 45 baserunners stealing
Sophomore OF Brance Rivera -- .358 batting average
Freshman LHP Matt Purke -- 14-0, 3.23 ERA, 133 strikeouts to 28 walks, .219 opponent's batting average
Redshirt Junior RHP Steven Maxwell -- 11-2, 2.41 ERA, 89 strikeouts to 34 walks, .231 opponent's batting average
Sophomore RHP Kyle Winkler -- 12-1, 2.84 ERA, team-leading 114 IP, .242 opponent's batting average
Senior closer Tyler Lockwood -- 6-2, 59.1 IP, 1.97 ERA, seven saves, .239 opponent's batting average.
Comment: "He's a team guy. There's no prima donna whatsoever with him, except when he walks across that white line. And that's what you want, I want you to be the meanest, biggest ego guy on that mound." -- TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle.
Noteworthy: Every regular in the lineup is hitting at least .303, and six of them have 45 RBIs or more. ... The Frogs have set team records with 92 home runs, 173 doubles, .340 team batting average and .558 slugging percentage.
OKLAHOMA SOONERS (49-16)First game: 1 p.m. Sunday vs. South Carolina (48-15), ESPN/ESPN3.com
Sophomore 3B Garrett Buechele -- .371, leads starters in runs (54), hits (92), RBIs (64), home runs (16) and slugging percentage (.645)
Sophomore OF Chris Ellison -- .335, 53 runs, 61 hits, 23-of-26 steals, leads team in walks (29) and fielding percentage (.990)
Freshman LHP Michael Rocha -- 7-2, 3.57 ERA
Junior RHP Bobby Shore -- 10-4, 3.86 ERA
Junior RHP Zach Neal -- 8-3, 4.65 ERA
Most used relievers:
Senior RHP Jeremy Erben -- 7-1, 3.65 ERA, 69 IP, 31 appearances, 75 strikeouts/26 walks, five saves
The Associated Press contributed to this report
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