Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies finish 2-1 at Frisco College Baseball Classic

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Game 3: Texas A&M defeats Cal 9-5

Whatever power the Aggies were saving for this weekend all came out Sunday morning, as Texas A&M blasted by Cal 9-5 to close out to Frisco College Baseball Classic. Mitchell Kilkenny gave up an early 2-run homer to Cal but then absolutely shut it down. In his seven inning effort, Kilkenny threw 115 pitches and gave up only two runs on seven hits while striking out seven.

After the homer in the second, Kilkenny gave up only three total hits in the five innings that followed. Kilkenny looked relaxed and in control the entire time and has had a really great start to 2018. Pre-Season All-American Braden Shewmake had a solid outing, going 3-for-5 at the plate with a pair of RBI. Zach DeLoach continued his hot start at the plate going 2-for-4 with 2 RBI and a walk.

The Aggies responded with 9-straight runs after starting off down 2-0 and really swung the bat well. Asa Lacy closed the game out for the Aggies, giving up a 3-run blast in the top of the ninth inning. This California team came in the ballgame averaging 10 runs per game and the Aggie pitching staff shut them down.

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Overall, it was a solid weekend for Texas A&M and significantly better than last year’s appearance at the Shriner’s Classic. The significant improvement each day is something to really like about this club and Rob Childress and his staff continue to figure out the starting rotation and lineup.

Texas A&M returns to action on Tuesday as the Aggies face Northwestern St at Olsen Field.