Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies Head South for 2017 Shriners College Classic

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Players to Watch

Texas A&M Aggie to Watch

Texas A&M infielder, Joel Davis has been an important part of the Aggie’s offense so far this season. Currently this season Davis is hitting .342 with 13 RBI and five walks. The senior from Midwest City, Oklahoma stepped up against TCU in the 2016 Super Regional hitting .600. Coach Childress will be looking for a repeat performance this weekend. The experience of upperclassmen like Davis and lack of experience of the freshman hitting against TCU could play a big role in Saturday’s game.

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Texas Tech Red Raider to Watch

Hunter Hargrove is hitting .395 this season with 17 RBI, three home runs and only five strikeouts. The senior did not slump last season in pressure moments hitting .286 with 11 RBI against nationally ranked opponents.

It’s worth noting that right handed pitchers, like Brigham Hill, had an advantage against Hargrove last season. As the Aggies look a head to tomorrow’s match-up, Hargrove will be an integral part of the Texas Tech offense and his match up against Hill will be important.

TCU Horn Frog to Watch

Junior outfielder, Austen Wade posted a .286 avg with 27 RBI during the 2016 season. During 2017, the Midland, Texas native already has six RBI and two homers, double his total from a year ago. During the Super Regional, Wade drew a walk which scored TCU’s winning run in Game 3 against the Aggies. Hopefully Texas A&M will have a little more luck on their side and be able to defeated Wade and the Horn Frogs this time around. Third time’s the charm!

Baylor Bear to Watch

Richard Cunningham leads the Bears in extra base hits and currently holds a .852 slugging pct. The sophomore from Austin, Texas finished last season with five triples, second most in the Big 12 and ranked near the top 50 in the NCAA.

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While starting 52 games last season, Cunningham lead Baylor in runs scored and walks drawn. The Aggies should look out for the outfielder on the bases, he did not try often last season but when he succeeded at a high clip.

***Stats from Team Websites and D1 Baseball***