A multitude of struggles led to an 8-2 loss for the Texas A&M baseball team at the hands of Sam Houston State on Tuesday night.
Texas A&M baseball lost to Sam Houston State last season 5-0. They fell again in this seasons’ duel on Tuesday at Blue Bell Park.
Between an offense that couldn’t seem to get a good swing and serious struggles on the mound, the Aggies could not get enough going to come out the victors on Tuesday night. There was some semblance of a late game rally, but it wasn’t enough to get a win.
So what exactly went wrong?
A Stagnant Offense
The Aggies were only able to muster up six hits against the Bearkat pitching staff on Tuesday night. Outside of two solo homers off the bat of Hunter Coleman and Baine Schoenvogel, the offense just could not get anything going.
This isn’t something new. While the offense had big games vs. Mississippi State and Ole Miss to open each series, the two games following were the opposite. The Ags struggled to get on base and when they were, getting home seemed to be something out of the question.
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This will be an issue the Maroon and White will have to fix headed into Arkansas this weekend and hopefully into post season play.
Struggles on The Mound
Six different pitchers took to the mound over the nine inning game, no one particularly dominant. Turner Larkins got the start for the Aggies, going 4.2 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits. He walked two and hit two batters, one of those free passes scored in the 5th. John Doxakis gave up 2 more runs before recording the final out of the 5th inning on a two-run home run. That inning doomed spelled doom for the Aggies.
While this wasn’t the Aggies weekend rotation, they need each of the guys to tighten up if they want to make a run to Omaha this season.
Where To From Here?
The Razorbacks of Arkansas head to Blue Bell Park for a Thursday, Friday, Saturday series to close out the regular season for the Aggies. They will need to get back on track here as they head toward post season play. The weekend schedule is as follows.
- Thursday May 18th, 6:30 pm on SEC Network+
- Friday May 19th, 6:30pm on SEC Network+
- Saturday May 20th, 11am on SEC Network
**STATS FROM AGGIE ATHLETICS**