Texas A&M Baseball: Cornell preview, predictions, and how to watch

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The Texas A&M baseball team welcomes the Cornell Big Red to College Station this weekend for a three game series to be played on Friday and Saturday.

After opening the 2018 season with a sweep of Rhode Island and picking up a midweek victory over Stephen F. Austin, the No. 10 Texas A&M baseball team (4-0) welcomes Cornell to town this weekend.

Due to the forecast, however, the series will feature a double-header on Friday and then the regularly scheduled game on Saturday. Hopefully, the rain will hold off and all three games will be played.

All three games will be aired on SEC Network+. Game one of the Friday double-header will take place at 3 p.m. CT, and game two will follow at 6:30 p.m. CT. For now, game three is scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. CT.

  • Stephen Kolek (Jr., RHP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA) vs.
  • Chandler Jozwiak (Fr., LHP, 0-0, 0.00 ERA,) vs.
  • Mitchel Kilkenny (Jr., RHP, 1-0, 2.84 ERA) vs.

This series will be the first games of the 2018 season for Cornell. The Big Red finished the 2017 season with a 21-17 record. Their 9-11 conference record was good for third in the Lou Gehrig division of the Ivy League.

Cornell offense

The Big Red bring back a decent portion of their offense from a year ago, although they don’t beat you by scoring a lot of runs. The 2017 Big Red only put up 220 runs, compared to Texas A&M’s 389.

The Big Red don’t often hit the long ball – eight players last season combined to hit 21 homeruns. A third of those came from then-senior Cole Rutherford, who is now in the MLB with the San Diego Padres.

Dale Wickham, Ryan Krainz and Pierre Le Dorze all return from a year ago and they provide much of Cornell’s offense. The three combined for 73 of Cornell’s runs last season, 33 of their RBI, and they boast a .366 batting average between them.