Most TCU fans were probably scratching their heads when they saw the switch in the eighth inning.
Playing left field? No, it wasn't Steve Ellington.
Try closer Andrew Cashner.
And it was Cashner who made the catch in the ninth inning for the third out, as TCU beat Western Kentucky 10-5 at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium.
"An incredibly athletic play there in left field to end the game," TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said tongue-in-cheek.
Schlossnagle kept him in just in case the Hilltoppers came back and tied the game, so he could be switched back to the mound. Derek VerHagen pitched the final two innings.
It was the first time this year for Schlossnagle to put Cashner in the outfield. Schlossnagle did it last year with Sam Demel, then with a closer he had while coaching at UNLV.
When asked if he had an outfield background, Schlossnagle cracked, "Didn’t look like it."
"Two times I said to him, 'Cash, you going to be all right out there? Just play deep and let Clint (Arnold) catch everything,''' Schlossnagle said. "He said, 'Coach I got it, I got it.'''