Texas A&M baseball sweeps Friday doubleheader with Alabama Crimson Tide

Texas A&M baseball had an inauspicious start, but it didn't take long for them to get rolling.
April 19, 2024; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Texas A&M players celebrate a grand slam homer by Caden
April 19, 2024; Tuscaloosa, AL, USA; Texas A&M players celebrate a grand slam homer by Caden / Gary Cosby Jr.-Tuscaloosa News / USA

Texas A&M baseball starts slow but sweeps doubleheader in dominant fashion

Coming off of a huge weekend sweep against the Vanderbilt Commodores, and boasting a brand new #1 overall ranking in the polls, there was some question about how Texas A&M baseball would respond in Tuscaloosa. It didn't help things that the Tide, that same weekend, took 2 out of 3 from the Arkansas Razorbacks to pave the way for the Ags to claim that top spot.

Well, after a weather delay yesterday prompted a Friday doubleheader, the series has been secured by the Aggies—and that in dominant fashion.

Things weren't all sunshine and roses the whole way through, however, The Aggies got off to a pretty slow start in game one, with the Tide going up 5-0 early. It took practically no time at all, however, for the Aggies to answer; and when they took the lead, they never looked back.

The Aggies shut out the Tide for the remainder of the game after that early spate of runs, pouring on 10 of their own to earn the victory in game one.

They still had one more to play, however. Alabama needed to answer back. However, those Texas A&M baseball fans worried about a possible early salvo from the Tide had their worries quickly assuaged, as the Ags went up 8-0 in the second inning.

Unlike the last game, though, the Tide showed some late life in this one. They managed to cobble together nine runs throughout the course of the game, but it was no match for the Aggies' total of 18 by the time the final out came in the 9th—on a double play, by the way.

Weather permitting, the Aggies will go for the sweep in tomorrow's contest. Back to back SEC sweeps—with one of those coming on the road—would be quite a statement for the top-ranked team in the nation.