Monday Manager: Frogs showed plenty of talent, room for growth at College Baseball Showdown

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Austin Davis has a memorable first weekend in Purple and White (Photo/Gregg Ellman).

By Jamie Plunkett
Frogs Today staff writer


Austin Davis highlighted a big opening weekend for TCU, who went 2-1 in the College Baseball Showdown with two wins over top 10 opponents.

Friday: Commodores Down: Frogs throttle No. 10 Vanderbilt in season opener

Saturday: Frog-tied: No. 15 TCU hammers No. 8 Arkansas 

Sunday: Frogs fall to Missouri in Showdown finale, 9-8

The West Virginia transfer led off in the lineup and played right field, and was everything he had been billed as in the offseason: a terrific defensive outfielder with incredible speed on the bases and good pop in his bat.

Davis finished the weekend seven-for-12 at the plate with five RBIs, five runs scored, and a team-high slugging percentage of .923. Oh, and he stole three bases.

He also made a diving catch in right field to rob a Razorback of extra bases, and hit a 400-foot home run that he celebrated with a Jose Bautista-level bat flip.

In the first weekend, Davis seemed to set the tone for what could be a stellar season for the Frogs. All of that earned him Big 12 Player of the Week.

But the best part of the weekend, and this might sound crazy, is that there’s still room for growth. Not just from Davis, but from the entire Frogs’ squad, which saw six true freshman play meaningful innings and a deep lineup give opposing pitchers problems.

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