Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies Salvage Sunday Victory, Drop Series on the Road at Vanderbilt

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What started as a promising rebound to a rough conference start turned into a rough weekend for Texas A&M Baseball in Nashville.

The Texas A&M Aggies (16-9) were only able to take one game from the Vanderbilt Commodores (16-9) over the weekend. The Aggie offense got off to a great start Friday and then didn’t reemerge till Sunday afternoon while the Vanderbilt bats never stopped manufacturing runs. The win on Sunday provided a bit of hope but the overall weekend was tough to watch for Aggie fans.

Game 1: Vanderbilt defeats Texas A&M 4-3

Braden Shewmake was the lone bright spot in Texas A&M’s 4-3 loss to the Commodores. Shemake went 1-for-4 and drove in all three Aggie runs with a groundout in the 2nd to score Nick Choruby and a 2 RBI single in the 3rd to score Choruby and George Janca.

After that moment, the Aggie offense only managed three hits over the next seven innings. Brigham Hill overall had a solid performance for an offense that did not back him up. Hill went 6 innings, allowing four runs on four hits with six strikeouts. One bad pitch to Jeren Kendall turned into a grand slam scoring all four runs of the game for the Commodores.

Kaylor Chaffin was phenomenal in two innings of relief, retiring all six batters he faced. Yet again, when the Aggie pitchers did enough to put the Aggies in a winning position, the offense failed to capitalize on the opportunity.