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

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Game 2: Vanderbilt defeats Texas A&M 17-3

17 straight runs by the Commodores led to a very rough Saturday for the Texas A&M Aggies. The Commodores tacked on seven in the 2nd, four in the 3rd, five in the 4th and one final run in the 5th. Stephen Kolek (1-1) was hit all over the place in just two innings of work, allowing 10 runs on 8 hits. Lee May Gonzalez and Kyle Richardson allowed a combined 6 runs in their 1.1 innings of relief.

The Aggie offense was nowhere to be found for the first eight innings of play. Coming into the ninth inning the maroon and white had managed just three hits and left five men on base. George Janca launched a bomb over the left field wall scoring all of the Aggies runs in the top of the 9th. In addition, Logan Foster had a solid outing going 2-for-2 at the plate. A 14 run loss in conference play is going to sting for a long while.

Game 3: Texas A&M defeats Vanderbilt 6-4

This was a big win for Texas A&M as the avoided a Vandy sweep and claimed their first SEC win of the 2017 season. George Janca continued to have a phenomenal weekend at the plate, going 2-for-4 at the plate with 3 RBI’s including another three run home run in the top of the 4th inning.

Vanderbilt retaliated with one unearned run on an error on an attempted pick off. However, the Aggie offense responded with two more runs thanks to a 2 RBI single by Braden Shewmake. Vanderbilt got a run off a Jason Delay double which Hunter Coleman matched with a sacrifice fly scoring Janca.

Vanderbilt was able to rack up two more runs in the bottom of the 8th but the Aggie pitchers shut down the Commodores to seal the win. Corbin Martin was not able to pitch deep into the game but only allowed one run in his four innings of work. Kaylor Chaffin had a tough outing allowing three runs in three innings of work. However, Mitchell Kilkenny slammed the door on any attempt of a Vanderbilt comeback earning his first save of the year.