Texas A&M Baseball needs to show up against South Carolina

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Texas A&M Players to Watch

Just like it’s always been, the players to watch this weekend are the Aggies in the bottom half of the batting order. Texas A&M went just 20-99 at the plate this weekend, and more than half of that production came from the top of the order. Only four hits of the 20 were extra base hits.

Like I mentioned previously, the South Carolina pitching staff is not as good as Arkansas, but they make up for it in fielding. The Aggies are likely to get their bat on the ball more often this weekend, but putting them out of reach of Gamecock defenders is another question.

Aggies starters got a bit roughed up against Arkansas as well. Kilkenny, Doxakis, and Stephen Kolek allowed a combined 14 runs this weekend, which is very out of character. Kilkenny in particular had an off night, giving up seven runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings in game one.

It’s important that they all bounce back and move on, because the Aggies can’t get swept again and still host. Getting swept by the Gamecocks may also put an NCAA Tournament appearance in jeopardy as well.

***all stats come from 12thman.com, gamecocksonline.com, and espn.com***