Texas A&M Baseball finished their regular season schedule over the weekend, dropping a series to Arkansas 2-1 in front of the home crowd at Olsen Field.
This final series of the 2017 Texas A&M Baseball season followed a very familiar narrative that has been present all year: a promise of hope followed by a gut punch reality check. No. 22 Texas A&M (36-20, 16-14) managed only one win over the weekend series vs. the No. 16 Arkansas Razorbacks (39-15, 18-11) as the regular season concluded Sunday night.
There were a lot of things to like as usual. Corbin Martin’s performance on the mound Saturday was encouraging. However, the repeated inconsistencies of the Texas A&M offense over the course of the weekend continued to hinder the Aggies from being more than a good baseball team. Do not be mistaken, Texas A&M is a good young baseball team. They have had several flashes of greatness. How great they can be will truly be tested over these next two weeks.
Game 1: Arkansas defeats Texas A&M 6-4 (10 innings)
Arkansas jumped out on the Aggies early and used the long ball late to crush the Aggies hopes to start the weekend off right. They claimed a 6-4 win in 10 innings on Thursday night.
Arkansas scored a pair of early runs in the top of the 2nd to claim the early lead. Braden Shewmake erased it with a 3 Run #Whammy to left field putting the Aggies up 3-2 in the bottom of the third inning. Arkansas responded with 2 Run Homer of their own to take back the lead in the 8th.
Jorge Gutierrez hit a huge sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 9th to tie the game at 4. Austin Homan struck out to end the 9th leaving a man on 3rd stranded. Chad Spanberger closed the door on Texas A&M in the top of the 10th with a 2 Run blast to left as the Aggies were unable to manage a hit in the extra inning.