Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies sweep by Rhode Island

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Texas A&M baseball started the 2018 season off with a sweep of Rhode Island in a three game series at home as plenty of new faces made their mark.

No. 11 Texas A&M wasted absolutely no time in starting the year off right with a three game sweep of Rhode Island. The Aggie starting rotation was nearly perfect and newcomers Zach DeLoach and Will Frizzell introduced themselves quickly as Texas A&M outscored the Rams by a combined 18-6.

Game 1: Texas A&M defeats Rhode Island 4-1

Junior Stephen Kolek got the start on Opening Night as the Aggies took down the Rams 4-1 in front of over 6,000 fans at Olsen Field. Kolek earned his first win of the season behind a great performance on the mound, allowing only one run on five hits while striking out 10.

Logan Foster led the way at the plate, going 3-for-4 with an RBI. Over the summer, Foster had been working a lot on his swing and it was encouraging to see him start of the year so well. Foster’s RBI single in the second opened up the scoring and Baine Schoenvogel immediately followed with a double scoring Foster.

Later in the bottom of the fifth inning, Cole Bedford’s lone hit of the evening was an RBI double scoring Chris Andritsos. Kaylor Chafin and Cason Sherrod were phenomenal in 3.1 innings of relief allowing only four hits and zero runs.