Dallas Baptist pitcher Victor Black (0-1) took the loss Tuesday against TCU, but the Horned Frogs were impressed with his performance.
"We faced a great pitcher who's probably as good or better than any pitcher we faced this past weekend,'' TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. "You can say it's DBU vs. Fullerton, but the difference is the guy on the mound. A great pitcher can make a team a lot better than maybe they are. And Victor is outstanding."
TCU third baseman Matt Carpenter said Black (pictured left) was relying on his slider.
"When he was down in the zone, he was really effective,'' Carpenter said. "I think the thing with him was when we got runners on, he was a different pitcher. Guys got on base, and that started to rattle him a little bit."
Schlossnagle called his slider "outstanding" and said he expects Black to be in the majors if he can remain healthy.
"He reminds me a lot...he's got a better arm than (TCU-ex pitcher Lance) Broadway,'' he said. "(Black) throws harder. He doesn't have as good a command yet, but has a similar breaking ball. I hope we don't have to see him again this year." -Trae Thompson