Texas A&M baseball run-rules top-10 Vanderbilt 15-0 in seven innings

Texas A&M baseball got a huge start to this weekend series against an extremely tough opponent.
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 rocks 6th-ranked Vanderbilt in opening game of series, wins 15-0 in 7 innings

Texas A&M baseball is facing their most important series yet of the season this weekend against the Vanderbilt Commodores. Though they've played what was then a red-hot Gators team down in Gainesville, as well as triumphed over the rival Longhorns, this series against the Vandy Boys takes the cake.

The Commodores have rolled into town boasting a top-6 ranking in the nation—the highest of any team the Aggies have faced this year. Though the series against the Gators also reached lofty territory, it was down in Gainesville rather than at home.

The Aggies have started off this all-important three-game stretch with a real bang. Friday night's opening game against the Commodores only went seven innings after the Ags demolished Vanderbilt, 15-0.

Things started off well for the Aggies, as star freshman Gavin Grahovac drew a walk on a 10-pitch at-bat. His efforts were quickly rewarded, as Jace LaViolette knocked one out of the park when he stepped up to the plate.

It didn't take long for Stanford transfer and Aggie star Braden Montgomery to join the party.

The dominant offense is one thing, but how about the stellar pitching from Ryan Prager? He's been nails for the Aggies all year on the mound, but he really shone brightly in this difficult matchup today.

As the game wore on, the Aggies continued to pour in the runs. LaViollete showed some versatility as well, notching this amazing catch out in center field.

Jace wasn't done there, though. In the top of the fifth, with the Aggies up 10-0 and two men on base, he swung for the fences once more.

Finally, the Aggies capped things off with this emphatic swinging strikeout by Vanderbilt to end the game early.

Texas A&M baseball continues to defend their home field, still having only lost one game at home all year. The Aggies will face off against Vanderbilt again tomorrow for the second game in the series.