Matthew Neil was named National Pitcher of the Week for his wins last week. (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
No. 7 TCU starts a three-game series Thursday evening against BYU’s baseball team.
TCU, now 29-13 overall, is in first place of the Mountain West Conference with a 13-2 mark, while BYU is 20-18 and 7-7.
At least once during the series BYU senior Matthew Neil (4-2, 1.75) should make an appearance. Neil was named national pitcher of the week by CollegeBaseballInsider.com for two victories while tossing 11 scoreless innings last week. Neil pitched the final two frames in an 11-inning 7-6 win over Utah on Tuesday, striking out four of the six he faced. Neil had a complete-game 1-0 shutout on Saturday against New Mexico. He allowed six hits and one walk with six strikeouts. CLICK HERE to see their site.
The probable starting rotation for BYU will be Taylor Cole (3-3, 2.98) and Chris Capper (3-2, 3.65) on Thursday and Friday at 6 p.m., respectively.
On Thursday at 5 p.m., former BYU football players like Bryan Kehl, Dallas Reynolds and Fahu Tahi, all currently in the NFL, will be signing autographs and taking photos with fans. They will also throw out the first pitch.
On Friday at 5 p.m., current BYU football players like Ross Apo and Jordan Pendleton will be at Miller Park signing autographs and taking photos with fans. They will also throw out the first pitch.
On Saturday, BYU football coach Bronco Mendenhall will sign autographs and take photos with fans prior to the game at 1 p.m. and he will also throw out the first pitch.
All three games will be televised live by BYUtv and broadcast live locally over Radio 960 AM/92.9 FM. At the same time as the Cougar baseball games versus TCU, BYU softball hosts San Diego State and UNLV.
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