Texas A&M Baseball: Another rough road trip for Aggies at Georgia

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Texas A&M baseball dropped another SEC Series 2-1 over the weekend in Athens. Is this bad luck or the start of a downward trend?

The No. 15 Texas A&M Baseball team dropped their weekend series against the No. 24 Georgia Bulldogs two games to one. It has been a rough start to conference play for the Aggies so far in 2018. This is the third straight SEC series that Texas A&M has dropped 2-1. It leaves the Aggies with a 3-6 conference record. The series ended on a good note as Mitchell Kilkenny and Nolan Hoffman put together a shutout performance on the mound.

Game 1: Georgia defeats Texas A&M 11-5 (Full Box)

The Aggies were outscored 8-3 in the late innings and lost the series opener against Georgia by a final score of 11-5. Texas A&M started off well, racking up a run in the first and the third innings thanks to Michael Helman and Hunter Coleman.

Georgia responded with three runs in the fourth, four runs in the fifth and four more runs in the sixth while the Aggies only managed two in that timeframe. That pair came in the top of the fifth inning thanks to a 2-run Whammy to right field by Braden Shewmake.

Helman extended his hitting streak to 20 straight games in the loss, going 3-for-4 at the plate and scoring two runs. Shewmake went 2-for-4 and added another pair of RBI.

Stephen Kolek had a terrible Friday night as the Aggies starter. Kolek pitched 4.2 innings and allowed seven runs on seven hits. All seven runs were earned. Kaylor Chaffin did not do much better, facing only five batters in 0.2 innings pitched. Chaffin allowed three runs on one hit thanks to a combination of two walks and a Georgia home run. Jason Ruffcorn and Landon Miner were able to finally slow the Bulldogs down, allowing only three hits in 2.2 innings.