2018 Texas A&M Baseball: Previewing the Ole Miss series

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Texas A&M Players to Watch

The Texas A&M bats went fairly silent after exploding for 19 runs in game two of the Long Beach State series, but they seem to be lighting up again, if the game against Rice is any indication.

Michael Helman went 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBI on Tuesday. Thanks to that great night Helman is currently fourth in the SEC in batting average at .391 and 5th in RBI with 19.

Outside of the two home runs the Aggies didn’t get any extra base hits, and that’s going to have to change for the Aggies to pick up the series win. Seven of the nine starters on Tuesday got RBI, but they all came on singles.

The Rebels’ fielding percentage is significantly better than Rice’s (.983 verses .961), so finding a lot of singles and a lot of runs off of those singles will be much harder.

Logan Foster and Braden Shewmake both went 0-3 against Rice, only reaching base on walks. The Aggies will need them to get going again as well.

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The Rebel’s team batting average hovers right around .300, so if the Aggies can get the bats going like we’ve seen they can do, they can get this series win.

***all stats come from 12thman.com, olemisssports.com, riceowls.com, ncaa.com, secsports.com, and olemisssports.com***