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Posted: Friday, April 25, 2014 8:53 am | Updated: 4:18 pm, Fri May 2, 2014.

Mountain Pointe and Central Arizona product Jordan Kipper has found his groove in his first year at Texas Christian.

The right-handed starter recently was named the Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week on April 14 and has parlayed that into 18 scoreless innings.

Kipper tossed a career-high eight innings at Dallas Baptist for the No. 15 Horned Frogs

He allowed a run on four hits, did not walk a batter and tied his career-high with eight strikeouts. After giving up two hits to open the third inning, he retired 17 of the final 20 batters he faced, including a string of 11-straight from the fourth through the seventh inning. The junior posted four 1-2-3 innings and allowed only one runner past second base.

Over his last three starts, the right-hander has thrown 20 2/3 innings with one earned run, 12 hits, one walk with 19 strikeouts against Dallas Baptist, Houston Baptist and Texas Tech.

As a starter he is 6-2 with a 2.96 ERA in nine starts and overall he is 6-2 with 3.40 ERA in 11 games with 50 strikeouts and 10 walks in 53 1/3 innings.

Former Pride teammate Kevin Cron leads the team in home runs (4), doubles (12), triples (t-2) and slugging percentage (.462). The junior first baseman/designated hitter is second in RBIs (26) while hitting .269 (39 for 145) as TCU continues to surge heading into the final month of the regular season

The Horned Frogs have won 11 of 12 heading into this weekend’s series with Cal State Northridge. They are 27-13 overall and 10-5 in Big 12 play.

Contact writer: (480) 898-7915 or Jskoda@ahwatukee.com. Follow him on Twitter @JSkodaAFN.

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