Game 2: Texas A&M defeats Arkansas 5-2
Corbin Martin has been one of the greatest parts about this 2017 season. He continued to show off Friday night in Texas A&M’s 5-2 victory over Arkansas. Martin pitched eight phenomenal innings, allowing two runs on eight hits and striking out a career-high 12 batters. He looked every part the Pre-Season All American.
Martin’s gem on the mound was fortunately backed up by the Aggie offense. Down by one run in the third inning, Hunter Coleman launched a 3 Run #Whammy to center field, scoring Braden Shewmake and Nick Choruby. Cole Bedford later added insurance with an RBI Single scoring George Janca. Texas A&M was able to outhit Arkansas 10 to 8.
Game 3: Arkansas defeats Texas A&M 8-0
Whatever good things Texas A&M had going for them Friday night were completely wiped out Saturday morning. Arkansas mowed down the Aggies 8-0. Hogs pitcher Blaine Knight had a incredible day, pitching six innings and allowing no runs on just three hits.
The Aggie offense that manufactured five runs on 10 hits the previous day churned out no runs on just five hits in the series finale. It was the first time Texas A&M has been shut out since Friday, March 17th vs. Kentucky. Aggie starter Stephen Kolek had a poor performance, pitching four innings and allowing five runs on eight hits.