Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies sweep Alabama thanks to offense

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Texas A&M Baseball records their first conference series sweep of 2018 after dispatching the Alabama Crimson Tide with their bats.

A lot of good things happened for the #19 Texas A&M Baseball team as they swept Alabama over the weekend. The Aggies are now in the midst of a six-game win streak and have improved their conference record to above .500 for the first time this year after starting 3-6 in SEC play. The bullpen is still a matter of concern but the Aggie starters and performance at the plate shined over the weekend.

Game 1: Texas A&M defeats Alabama 12-6 (Full Box)

Eight late unanswered runs for the Aggies sealed the deal as Texas A&M claimed the series opener over Alabama by a final score of 12-6. Things started rough for the Aggie defense in the top of the third inning. A bad error on a infield fly ball that should have ended the inning led to Alabama’s second and third runs.

Trailing 3-0, Logan Foster got the Aggies right back in the game in the bottom half with a two-run bomb to left-center field. The Aggies added two more runs in the bottom of the fourth thanks to RBI hits from George Janca and Michael Helman.

Alabama responded with a three-spot in the sixth inning to reclaim the lead. However, the Aggie offense responded with arguably their best three-inning stretch of the season, piling on eight unanswered runs to close out the game. Cole Bedford led the way with a phenomenal performance, going 4-for-5 with five RBIs and a solo whammy to left field.


John Doxakis put in five innings of work, allowing five runs on five hits even though only three were earned runs. Kaylor Chafin once again struggled in relief, giving up one run on two hits in only 1.1 innings of work. Backed by the offensive burst, Cason Sherrod and Nolan Hoffman shut down Alabama, allowing a combined three hits with Sherrod picking up his third win and Hoffman picking up his sixth save.