Texas A&M baseball player caps off three-homer night with dramatic walkoff

This Texas A&M baseball team is really rolling, and they repeatedly show up in huge moments.
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's Jackson Appel has career night against UTSA; saves the game for A&M with walkoff home run

For those of you who thought that Caden Sorrell's amazing catch to rob the Gamecocks of a homer on Saturday would be the most dramatic play for Texas A&M baseball you'd see this week, I'd like to offer this.

Late in the game against UTSA on Tuesday night, the Aggies were in a bind. Though the Roadrunners are a smaller program, they have shown remarkable toughness this year: they are fresh off taking a series from #10 East Carolina and are within the RPI top-100—in other wrods, this is no ordinary midweek opponent.

Having just played a tough series against a top-25 ranked Gamecocks team, and looking forward to a top-5 showdown with Vanderbilt this weekend, Texas A&M baseball may have been dragging a little bit. In any case, the Ags, in the bottom of the 9th inning, were tied at 5 with UTSA.

That 5 runs that the Aggies had stacked up were, in large part, the work of Penn transfer Jackson Appel. Though he came into the game with only three homers on the year, Appel had sent two more yard through the course of the game up until that point. As he approached the plate in this critical moment, he needed to deliver once again.

And deliver he did.

What a moment for Appel. What a moment for this Texas A&M baseball team as a whole! The Aggies just keep finding ways to win, no matter who it is coming for their heads.

It should be mentioned, too, that reliever Chris Cortez did a masterful job to silence the Roadrunner bats after a hot offensive start. Without his work on the mound, Appel doesn't have this opportunity.

With this game behind them, all attention turns to the Vanderbilt Commodores, who will face off against these Aggies starting this Friday. That will be some must-see television.