Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies drop weekend series to Tennessee

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Pitching consistency was nowhere to be found as Texas A&M baseball went 1-2 on the road against Tennessee over the weekend.

Depth on the mound continues to plague Texas A&M Baseball as the Aggies dropped the weekend series to the Tennessee Volunteers. The Aggies saw a 7-game win streak come to an end Friday evening as Texas A&M is now 29-11 overall and back to .500 in SEC play. All things considered, however, Texas A&M still finds themselves one game out of first place in the SEC West.

Game 1: Tennessee defeats Texas A&M 7-4 (Full Box)

The Tennessee Volunteers finally figured out Mitchell Kilkenny as they handed the Aggie ace his first loss of the season, defeating Texas A&M 7-4 on Friday night. Kilkenny came into the game with a perfect 8-0 record but was saddled with his first loss after a tough start.

The Volunteers jumped out early, racking up three runs on three hits in the first inning to take a 3-0 lead. Kilkenny was able to settle down and pitch a solid five more innings, surrendering only one more run on two total hits. However, the Aggie bullpen did no better as Cason Sherrod and Asa Lacy surrendered three more combined runs in the final two innings of work.

Meanwhile, the top of the Aggie lineup did nearly all the work offensively for Texas A&M. Michael Helman, Logan Foster, Braden Shewmake and Hunter Coleman combined for eight of the nine Aggie hits and all four of the Aggies’ RBI. The rest of the Aggie lineup accounted for only one single hit. My biggest question mark with the offense is figuring out where the freshman Zach DeLoach from the beginning of the season has gone.

Yet, given all this, the most frustrating part of this game was the bottom of the eighth inning. The Volunteers led the Aggies by one run and quickly turned it into a three run lead when all said and done. The Volunteers led off with a double which turned into runners on second and third after an Aggie throwing error. Texas A&M walked the next batter and then committed a balk allowing one run to score which Tennessee followed up with a sac fly scoring another. Overall, Friday night was an extremely frustrating start to the weekend for Texas A&M.