Texas A&M Baseball: Aggies avoid sweep vs. Florida behind Hunter Coleman’s moon shot

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Texas A&M baseball salvaged a win Sunday afternoon after Florida dominated the first two games of the weekend series.

The defending national champions came to College Station for the weekend and were not in the mood to make friends. The No. 1 Florida Gators dominated the No. 18 Texas A&M in the first two game before the Aggies took game three on Sunday to avoid a sweep.

With three players projected to go in the first round of the upcoming MLB Draft, the Gators looked every bit the class of the SEC and have positioned themselves to possibly repeat as national champions.

Game 1: Florida defeats Texas A&M 9-0 (Full Box)

What started as a pitching duel quickly got out of hand as Florida handed a 9-0 loss to Texas A&M to start the weekend series. Mitchell Kilkenny was phenomenal until the Gators got the best of him in the sixth inning, racking up four runs. Kilkenny went 5.2 innings, giving up three runs on five hits and was charged with his second loss of the year.

What we all thought was the reemergence of the 2017 Kaylor Chaffin quickly evaporated as Chafin allowed two more runs on three hits while failing to record an out.

I have to also take a moment and applaud Florida starter Brady Singer. Pitching a complete shutout, Singer put on a show at Olsen Field, holding the Aggies to only six hits.

At the plate, it was a pretty poor night for Texas A&M. The Aggies had not been shut out at home since May of 2017 but Singer did not allow the Aggies anything to work with. Chandler Morris was the only Aggie managing multiple hits. Michael Helman, Zach DeLoach, Hunter Coleman and Aaron Walters all went hitless. Morris did manage to pull off two major defensive highlights Friday and was the lone bright spot for the Aggies on a rough night.