Texas A&M baseball wins first SEC series, hosts Auburn this weekend

After dropping a series in Gainesville, Texas A&M baseball bounced back this past weekend.

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 weekly roundup: Aggies look to win second-straight SEC series when Auburn comes to town

Here's your weekly update on Texas A&M baseball,

The weekend before last, the Aggie baseball team dropped a weekend series to the Florida Gators. There's no shame in that—apparently, Florida on the weekends is the best team in the country, while Florida in midweek games is among the worst—and it was a hotly-contested series.

The Aggies needed to bounce back, however. They did just that with a big series win this past weekend against the Mississippi State Bulldogs.

State came in boasting a #21 ranking—it will be a rare thing to see the Aggies host a conference foe that isn't ranked, in all honesty—but the Aggies were more than up to the task.

A great start by Ryan Prager on Thursday led to a 6-3 victory. Tanner Jones took a loss for the Aggies in Friday's game, however, after the Aggies were only able to plate one runner while giving up five. Justin Lamkin's stellar stuff on the mound led the Aggies to a near-shutout on Saturday, though, and the Aggies cruised to a 6-1 victory, taking the series.

The Aggies followed this up with another 6-3 victory in last night's game against Houston Christian. Redshirt freshman Luke Jackson got the start, but it was Chris Cortez who earned the win in his releif appearance. HCU scored all of their runs in the final frame, but didn't register a hit in the inning.

The Aggies now look forward to a Thursday-Friday-Saturday series with the Auburn Tigers this Easter weekend. The Tigers sit at 16-8, but boast only a 1-5 conference record after dropping series to both Vandy and top-ranked Arkansas. The Plainsmen notched a win in the final game of their series against the Hogs, 8-6—no easy feat.

You should never count your chickens before they're hatched, especially in this conference, but this should be a favorable matchup for the Ags. The Tigers are in a bad way right now, and the Aggies have their best chance yet to earn a conference sweep—of course, however, the Aggies will take a series win in any eventuality.