Horned Frogs baseball legend, Matt Carpenter, made himself at home Friday afternoon at Chicago’s Wrigley Field collecting 16 total bases; tying a St Louis Cardinals franchise record. Carpenter’s Cardinals smoked the Chicago Cubs 18-5. Carpenter became the first player in franchise history and just the second in Major League history to hit three home runs and two doubles in a game. He also became the first Cardinal ever to have five extra-base hits in a game. At least one TCU fan was able to witness this amazing performance in person and may have even played a small part in the feat.
TCU baseball coach, Jim Schlossnagle, briefly spoke about this incredible performance at the Alumni Association’s Dallas Coaches Night on Friday evening. Schloss was able to watch most of the game at home with Football Coach Gary Patterson before the two departed for Dallas. Schloss, in awe of Carpenter’s power, said he contributes it all to the strength coach at TCU. Go Frogs!