Texas A&M Baseball: Undefeated Aggies blast by Cornell

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Texas A&M Baseball stretches their season-opening win streak to seven games with a three game sweep of Cornell over the weekend.

A slightly altered schedule and the threat of bad weather did nothing to deter the No. 10 Texas A&M Baseball team as they claimed their second sweep of the 2018 season defeated Cornell over the weekend. The Aggies outscored the Big Red by a combined 33-4 including an incredible 22-0 shutout on Friday evening.

While most of the talk was about the Aggie offense, much needs to be said about the Aggie pitchers over the weekend. The Texas A&M pitching staff gave up a combined 12 hits over the entire weekend and only four Cornell runs crossed the plate. This series was a phenomenal showing on both sides by Texas A&M.

Game 1 – Texas A&M defeats Cornell 3-2

A very tight contest opened Friday’s doubleheader which was arranged due to the threat of inclement weather. However, the Aggies shut down the Big Red and claimed the first game of the doubleheader with a 3-2 victory.

Stephen Kolek claimed his second win of the year and continues to solidify his role as the Aggie ace. Kolek pitched six innings, allowing only one run on three hits while striking out five batters. Kaylor Chafin allowed the same numbers in his one inning of work and appeared to be somewhat out of synch that afternoon. However, Junior Nolan Hoffman made his third appearance of the year and closed out the Big Red, claiming his first save in the process. Hoffman has allowed no runs and only one hit this year

Will Frizzell led the Aggies at the plate, going for 2-for-4 and scoring one of the Aggie runs. Zach DeLoach failed to record a hit but still added another RBI on a sacrifice fly. Logan Foster added another RBI to his tally with an RBI double early in the game.