Texas A&M baseball weekly roundup: Nail-biters, comebacks prove Aggies' mettle

After a dominant first 15 games, the Aggies have had to muster some big late innings to stay undefeated through their last two.
Mar 3, 2024; Arlington, TX, USA; The Arizona State Sun Devils plays against the Texas A&M Aggies
Mar 3, 2024; Arlington, TX, USA; The Arizona State Sun Devils plays against the Texas A&M Aggies / Brett Patzke-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M baseball has continued impressive undefeated start in much different fashion of late

Texas A&M baseball is still undefeated. Looking at the schedule, you may say—well, I would sure hope so! Since I last checked, when the Aggies shellacked rival Texas, it seemed like it should be smooth sailing until conference play comes around.

Well, you'd not be far off. But the thing is that things don't always go exactly like the schedule looks like they should.

After a dominant first two games against Rhode Island, winning by a combined score of 17-0, the Aggies found themselves in a bind against the... the, uh... Rhode Islanders. (I have just found out via Google that they are the "Rams." If you say you knew that, you are a liar.) The visitors from New England put up 11 runs in the 6th and 7th innings, leaving the Aggies 4 shy after they put up an early 7.

The Aggies buckled down, however. They scored in the 7th, 8th, and twice in the 9th to tie things up; Hayden Schott put things to bed with a single in the bottom of the 10th. Not only the clutch hitting, but the pitching in a pressure situation was impressive by the Maroon and White; in a season where they haven't had to play really any close games, they showed that they may in fact have a clutch gene.

At that point, a midweek against Sam Houston State was all that stood between the Aggies and coming into conference play with an unblemished record. A&M put up 6 early runs and looked to cruise to an easy victory, but the Bearkats battled back to pull even in the 8th.

Once again, though, the Aggies came through in the clutch. Disciplined at-bats against the Bearkats's ace closer drew a bases-loaded walk to end the game.

Did I mention that the Aggies still lead the nation in ERA? The Aggies still lead the nation in ERA. Also WHIP and shutouts.

Now, the Aggies are facing down a road trip to Gainesville, Florida, to open conference play. First pitch is scheduled for 5:30 tomorrow against the Gators. Prager will take the mound for the Aggies, hoping to keep his shutout streak alive.