Head coach Jim Schlossnagle said freshman left-hander Nick Lodolo will start Thursday for TCU against Louisville.
“For the future of our team and our program, I want Nick to have a chance to pitch in this kind of environment,” Schlossnagle said before the Horned Frogs’ Super Regional matchup with Missouri State.

The elimination game will feature a matchup of All-American freshman left-handers with Louisville starting Nick Bennett, a freshman Perfect Game All-American who went 5-0 with a 2.70 ERA in the regular season for the Cardinals. Louisville is 12-0 in games started by Bennett.

Lodolo, the highest Major League draft pick from last year not to sign professionally, started 14 games and made one relief appearance in the regular season. He went 5-1 with a 4.28 ERA, earning an All-American nod from Collegiate Baseball. Read More