The TCU baseball program provided a tour of the facilities in Ft Worth at Lupton Baseball Stadium this past Saturday. Since opening in 2003, the stadium has played host to conference tournaments, NCAA Regionals, and NCAA Super Regionals. In the summer of 2015, construction began on a new Horned Frogs’ locker room, classroom, team lounge, sports medicine center, equipment room and coaches’ offices. The new facility, which was completed prior to the 2016 season, is located down the left-field line. A new state-of-the-art video board was also installed prior to the 2016 season. Additional seating was added behind the right field fence. Shrubbery was cleared out and a four-level terraced seating area was added where the old scoreboard resided.
The hitting facility alone is a 9,000 square foot area that includes four 80-foot long cages as well as indoor pitching mounds, a tee and toss area and the latest in video analysis software. The cage system will allow the coaching staff to maneuver the nets to allow for as many as eight players to hit at once or to set the facility up as one large cage for pitcher vs. hitter simulated games.
“First a huge thanks to Coach Kirk Sarloos for making the time to tour us, but even more how thorough and impressive their baseball operation is,” said Coach Tommy Hernandez. “The ability to bring some of our players to see big time college baseball is special and is part of the development process. Our guys were able to see baseball analytics, sophisticated video, hear about academics, nutrition, equipment, physical therapy, and more.”
TCU Baseball Tour Photos
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