Texas A&M baseball drops series to LSU but salvages final game in dominant fashion

There will be a new #1 on Monday, but the Aggies made sure to leave the Bayou Bengals with a parting gift.
April 19, 2024; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Texas A&M assistant coach Nolan Cain congratulates Caden
April 19, 2024; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Texas A&M assistant coach Nolan Cain congratulates Caden / Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News / USA

Texas A&M baseball drops first series since Florida but ends on high note in Baton Rouge

So, bad news first: Texas A&M baseball has dropped a series for the first time since they opened conference play on the road in Gainesville. Worse news: it was the the hated LSU Tigers who, despite being the defending national champions, are currently unranked.

The good news, though, is that despite losing the first two games, this did not end in the Aggies getting swept, which would have been the first such occurrence for A&M this year. Texas A&M baseball looked like their normal, explosive selves in game 3 of the series, putting up 14 runs against LSU, including this grand slam.

This was far different than the Aggies appeared for much of the weekend, however. The offense looked listless and inert in the first two matchups, failing to do what they have done so often this year and produce in big moments. The Tigers were able to find scoring on the margins against this Aggie squad, and did just enough to eke out a series win—the highlight of their season so far.

As I said, with this result, the Aggies are likely to tumble from their pole position atop the rankings come Monday. Kentucky, Clemson, and Arkansas are all contenders to move up ahead of Texas A&M baseball, but the Ags still boast one of the most dominant records in the country at 40-8.

Hopefully, this Texas A&M baseball team will be able to get a little revenge if they meet the Tigers in Hoover for the SEC tournament. Though they weren't able to bring their A-game for most of the weekend, I believe the Aggies will be even more dangerous than usual when looking to avenge a series loss like this to a rival on a neutral field.

Texas A&M baseball will hit the road again this weekend, heading to Oxford to match up against the Ole Miss Rebels.