Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies claim road series over Mississippi St

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Big time series win for Texas A&M baseball as the Aggies move into 3rd place in the SEC West

The No. 18 Texas A&M Baseball team picked up a major road series win over the red-hot Mississippi State Bulldogs over the weekend, earning two big wins in Starkville, MS. Kaylor Chafin provided some big time relief in a bullpen that has been struggling lately and freshman Zach DeLoach broke out of a major slump that has continued for nearly two months.

The Aggies welcome the SEC East-leading Florida Gators to town next weekend before heading to SEC West-leading Arkansas the following weekend. This series win was critical if the Aggies have hopes of hosting a regional this year and they got the job done.

Game 1: Texas A&M defeats Mississippi St 6-3 (Full Box)

Kaylor Chafin picked up his third straight win as Texas A&M surged late to for the 6-3 victory. The Aggies scored five unanswered runs to erase a 3-1 deficit and were backed up by a strong performance from the bullpen.

Starter Mitchell Kilkenny allowed three runs in his six innings of work. Kilkenny was not his usual lights out self but battled hard to hold the Bulldogs to only six hits in a difficult environment. Coming off a strong performance from Tuesday, Chafin kept the momentum going with two solid innings of relief, allowing only a single hit and surrendering zero runs. Nolan Hoffman closed out the final inning, picking up his eighth save of the year.

As for the offense, if Michael Helman went hitless at the plate, usually you would expect Texas A&M to struggle. However, Allonte Wingate and George Janca stepped up and provided some critical hits for the Aggies. After Logan Foster injured his shoulder on a diving catch, Wingate went 2-for-3 at the plate and additionally scored two runs. Janca went 2-for-4 with three RBIs including a solo shot to left center in the seventh inning.