Texas A&M baseball (30-15-1, 11-9-1 SEC) won the midweek game against UTA, but would lose all three on the weekend to Ole Miss in Oxford.
Texas A&M baseball got back in the win (10-5) column after dropping their two previous midweek games. A&M welcomed the Mavericks from UT-Arlington to Blue Bell Park and once again they found themselves behind before the offense powered their way to 10 runs for the first time in two months.
Chris Weber got the start and would go four innings before the bullpen was called upon. He probably could’ve gone further, but Rob Childress has used the midweek game all year to give as many pitchers a chance to get some time in. Overall, the pitching staff gave up nine hits, five runs (four earned) and struck out 10.
At the plate, the offense was paced by the top of the lineup. Bryce Blaum, Zach DeLoach, Braden Shewmake and Logan Foster were a combined 8-for-17 with six RBIs. They produced all 10 runs along with nine-hitter Ty Coleman. That’s the type of production this team will need if they want to have a deep run in the postseason.
Heading into the weekend series against Ole Miss, the Aggies had a great opportunity to win over the baseball selection committee. Unfortunately, that plan ended up going up in flames. For the first time all year, A&M lost a weekend series and got swept in the process.
I think I’ll leave the game wrap-ups for those that want to revisit that on their own. A couple of quick snapshots to focus on; in game one, the Aggies blew a 3-0 lead in the seventh and 4-3 lead in the 11th before Ole Miss scored twice in the bottom half to win 5-4.
The Aggies were up 2-1 in Game 2 heading into the bottom of the sixth before the Rebels scored 12 runs over two innings to put A&M away (13-3). The Aggies led early in Game 3 as well but Ole Miss would come back and win in walk-off fashion, this time via a wild pitch (3-2).
In summary, the Aggies went from a possible sweep or at least winning two games to leaving Oxford without a win. With these results, A&M moved down in all six polls.
- Perfect Game / Rawlings – moved down eight spots to No. 16
- NCBWA – moved down eight spots to No. 17
- Baseball America – moved down five spots to No. 15
- D1Baseball – moved down eight spots to No. 14
- Coaches – moved down seven spots to No. 17
- Collegiate Baseball – moved down six spots to No. 19
This week, the Ags face their final midweek game of the year in Huntsville against Sam Houston State. The SEC series this week will be back in College Station to face off against Mississippi State in a big series to keep their chances of hosting in the NCAA tournament alive.