Texas A&M baseball, closing in on national seed, welcomes UGA this weekend

Texas A&M baseball is very close to locking up a top-8 seed for the NCAA tournament.
Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) celebrates a home run with his teammates in the first
Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) celebrates a home run with his teammates in the first / Sara Diggins/American-Statesman / USA

Texas A&M baseball looks to build on dominant home record as Georgia comes to College Station this weekend

It's no secret that Texas A&M baseball is having a special season. The Aggies currently sit at 36-5, coming off of a road series win in Tuscaloosa last weekend and a 13-11 win over Houston on Tuesday.

Even more impressively, the Aggies are 26-1 at home, with their lone loss coming to the Mississippi State Bulldogs. That includes a dominant sweep of the top-10 Vanderbilt Commodores, two out of three against the aforementioned MSU, and a sweep of Auburn, among many non-conference series and midweek contests.

The Bulldogs of Athens, Georgia, are the latest teams to challenge the Aggies at Blue Bell Park. UGA at 30-10 is currently ranked #17 overall, and boast one of the most exciting talents in the conference in Charlie Condon. Despite the impressive record, they are only .500 in conference play at 9-9, which tells you a bit about how tough the sledding can be in this conference.

For all the power that the Aggies boast in their lineup, they are not quite as explosive as the Bulldogs on offense; UGA has 101 homers to the Aggies' 88. Condon himself accounts for over a quarter of those homers.

The Aggies will have to bring their best stuff on the mound in order to weather this Bulldog lineup. Luckily, the A&M arms have come through when they've been needed this year, with Ryan Prager (the Friday starter in this series, as he has been for most of the year) especially shining at several points. That's not to mention Evan Aschenbeck—maybe the best closer in the nation.

It's no surprise that another weekend SEC series brings another formidable challenge. However, there's a reason the Aggies are the top-ranked team in the nation. If they win this one, they could be a lock for a national seed come tournament time—and with such a dominant home record, that bodes well for this squad's chances to make it back to Omaha.