Texas A&M Baseball: Ole Miss edges out Aggies for series win

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A tight series between two powerhouses in the SEC finished with the Ole Miss Rebels escaping College Station with a series win over Texas A&M Baseball.

Each game was won by only a run but the No. 5 Ole Miss Rebels claimed two out of three over the No. 12 Texas A&M Aggies this weekend at Olsen Field. A matchup between two Top 15 teams did not disappoint. However, some timely hitting by Ole Miss and some unusual errors by Texas A&M gave the Rebels the edge and ultimately the series.

The Aggies committed six errors over the weekend and ultimately cost them four unearned runs in a series in which they were only outscored by three. Texas A&M has now dropped their first two SEC conference series and moves to 19-6 (2-4) on the year. The Aggies are 3-5 over their last eight games.

Game 1: Ole Miss defeats Texas A&M 5-4 (Full Box)

Twelve Texas A&M runners left on base combined with a late Ole Miss rally ultimately doomed the Aggies dropped their SEC home opener 5-4 on Thursday evening. Stephen Kolek was solid as the Aggie starter but was left with a no decision after seven innings of work in which he gave up two runs on four hits and struck out 10.

The Rebels strung four-straight hits against reliever Nolan Hoffman which combined with an infield error by the Aggies, enabled Ole Miss to rally for three runs in the eighth to claim the 5-4 lead after entering the inning trailing 4-2. Kaylor Chafin finished off the game, retiring all four batters he faced.

At the plate, Braden Shewmake and Will Frizzell both racked up two hits for Texas A&M. Both tallied an RBI as well. Michael Helman continued his hot streak at the plate, extending his hit streak to 16 games. The 12 runners left on base were critical, particularly in the 8th inning. The Aggies had the bases loaded, down one run and Shewmake and Foster struck out back-to-back stranding three potential runs.