Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies Get Win Number 20 vs. Dallas Baptist

Mar 18, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; A view of an official Rawlings baseball at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Orioles won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 18, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; A view of an official Rawlings baseball at George M. Steinbrenner Field. The Orioles won 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports /

Texas A&M Baseball got a benchmark win on Tuesday night versus Dallas Baptist, moving to 20-10 on the season. They will play Auburn at Blue Bell Park this weekend.

The Aggies got just enough offense to lift them past DBU on Tuesday night, thanks in part to three Patriot errors. Aggie offense sprinkled itself throughout the game, scoring runs in four innings. Despite falling behind to start the game, the Aggies ended up getting the win 7-3.

Aggie pitching only gave up solo home runs. No other Patriot baserunner scored. All in all, it was a strong day for the Maroon and White heading into a weekend series vs. Auburn.


It took five Aggie pitchers to complete the victory over Dallas Baptist, each contributing at least an inning of work. Freshman John Doxakis took the mound to start, going 3.1 innings. He gave up three hits and a solo home run, but overall was strong for the Aggies in another midweek start.

Cason Sherrod relieved him, notching the win. Sherrod pitched a strong two innings allowing two hits, one of which was a solo home run. Sherrod has come a long way from his troublesome outing vs TCU and looks to be building strength as the season progresses.

Kaylor Chafin and Turner Larkins were the next two out of the pen. Both were excellent, allowing no runs in the 2.2 innings they collectively covered.

For Larkins, this was only his third appearance of the season. He has now pitched 4.1 innings on the season with a 4.55 ERA. We hope to see more of him as the season persists. For Chafin, he continued his strong season. He has covered 31.2 innings with an ERA of 3.13. His bullpen presence will be important as the Aggies continue SEC play.

Mitchell Kilkenny struggled a bit in the top of the 9th as he continued in the closer’s role for the Aggies. He walked two and gave up a solo home run, but was able to get out of it to seal the win for the Aggies.

The Aggie Bats

Runs were sprinkled throughout the entire game for the Aggies. Seniors Nick Choruby and Austin Homan had strong nights at the plate, finishing 2-for-4 and 2-for-3 respectively with four collective RBI. Homan also scored twice.

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The Aggie freshman continued to work hard at the plate and it showed on Tuesday night. Second baseman Braden Shewmake finished 1-for-3 with yet another RBI. Catcher Hunter Coleman went 1-for-4 with a run scored. His defense behind the plate was strong as well. Designated hitter Logan Foster finished 1-for-5 with an RBI.

What’s Next?

The No. 11 Auburn Tigers are making the trip to Aggieland this weekend tied for first place in the SEC West with Arkansas. The Tigers are 7-2 on the year in SEC play, 23-8 overall. They fell on Tuesday night to Georgia Tech and will be looking for a bounce back win or two starting on Friday.

The schedule is as follows:

  • Friday 6:30pm, SEC Network+
  • Saturday 3:00pm, Not Televised
  • Sunday 1:00pm, SEC Network+

Be on the look out for giveaways across the weekend, including free hats for the first 150 on Sunday in honor of Military Appreciation Day.