TCU right-hander Kyle Winkler (10-1) will start against Lamar in the Horned Frogs’ opener at 7 p.m. Friday in the
Winkler, a sophomore, had two starts in the postseason in 2009. Freshman left-hander Matt Purke (12-0) has been the Frogs’ Friday night starter since March 26, but TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said pending matchups against Baylor or
Senior right-hander Matison Smith will pitch for the Cardinals (35-24). Smith (10-3) has a 4.54 ERA in 113 innings with 62 strikeouts.
“I really don’t make a distinction between those three guys,” Schlossnagle said of his starters. “We feel like we could roll any one of them on any day and have a chance to win.”
-- Stefan Stevenson