Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies Edge Tennessee at Olsen Field

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The games were closer than expected, but the Texas A&M baseball team did just enough to win the series against the Tennessee Volunteers.

The series win against Tennessee marked the fourth consecutive winning weekend in the SEC for Texas A&M. On the second weekend of SEC play, the Aggies were blasted by Vanderbilt 17-3. Since then the Aggies are 10-3 in the conference.

That has been more than enough to put them right back in the hunt for the SEC crown. Texas A&M has four SEC series remaining and their two toughest weekends are both in College Station. They host Mississippi State and Arkansas and will travel to visit Missouri and Ole Miss. Then it’s time for the SEC tournament where anyone can get hot, why not the Ags?

But before it’s time to talk postseason let’s break down the Ags winning weekend against the Volunteers.


Texas A&M 2 – Tennessee 1

Olsen Magic strikes again! Neither offense was able to string together many hits for the majority of the afternoon. That was until Braden Shewmake launched a rocket over the right field wall. His fifth home run on the season leads the Aggies and put the team ahead 1-0 in the seventh inning.

The Vols would answer the following inning with a triple to center field by Jeff Moberg who was driven in two batters later by Jordan Rodgers to tie the game. That set up some late afternoon heroics from George Janca. Janca, who is second on the team in RBI in SEC play, drove a deep line drive to left center. The hit, which would have cleared the bases, only needed to push in Shewmake from third and secure the win.

Brigham Hill shined in his early afternoon performance, fanning six batters and walking one over seven innings of five-hit baseball. After being knocked out of the game early last week against Alabama it was nice to see him rebound with a solid afternoon. Hill has the stuff to carry an Aggie offense that hasn’t been firing on all cylinders as of late.