Texas A&M baseball finishes first SEC sweep of season in extra innings

It took 12 frames, but Texas A&M baseball accomplished their first SEC sweep in 2024 with a clutch performance.

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 comes up clutch in extra innings to secure sweep over Auburn

Coming into their third series of conference play, Texas A&M baseball sat at 3-3 in SEC games. A hotly contested series against the Florida Gators saw the Aggies falter in the rubber match, while they triumphed over Mississippi State at home two games to one.

Auburn was a chance for the Aggies to get right and climb over .500 in SEC play. Now, having secured the sweep, they have done just that.

Auburn is a team that, in most other conferences, could be top dog. They've got hitting all throughout their lineup, shown by the fact that they pinch hit two homers against the Aggies last night. They've got considerable talent in the pitching staff as well.

In the SEC, however, they are 1-7 against conference foes. This is an unforgiving slate—Vandy, then Arkansas, and then the Aggies, all top-10 opponents.

All that to say, though this would be an easier test than Florida or Mississippi State, the Tigers—ranked #21 coming into the weekend—would by no means be a pushover.

The games certainly proved to be tough. The Aggies ended up pulling away late in games one and three, but it was the Tigers that had a late run in game two. It wasn't enough for an Auburn victory, in the end, but it certainly made things interesting.

In Prager's Thursday start, the Aggies triumphed 9-7. Tanner Jones got the win on Friday. Justin Lamkin started on Saturday evening, but it was Weston Moss who got the victory thanks to his stellar stuff in extra innings.

As you can imagine, Braden Montgomery and Jace LaViolette imposed their will at the plate.
Montgomery recorded 7 RBIs and 4 homers over the course of the series. LaViolette notched 3 RBIs of his own.

It was Ted Burton who ended the late night at Olsen on Sunday, however. Montgomery hit a one-out double in the bottom of the twelfth, and advanced to third on a flyout by Jackson Appel. Burton stood in and delivered a grounder in the gap to center field to send Montgomery home for the 10-9 win in the early morning hours of Easter. That kept the Aggies with only one loss at home all season.

This Aggie team rolls on, with an upcoming midweek game in San Marcos against the Texas State Bobcats. This one won't be a cakewalk, but I wouldn't bet against this Texas A&M baseball team.