Texas A&M softball headed to Super Regional matchup against rival Longhorns

Texas A&M softball is advancing to the Super Regional round for the first time since 2018
May 10, 2024; Auburn, AL, USA;  Texas A&M Aggies outfielder Jazmine Hill (77) catches a ball in
May 10, 2024; Auburn, AL, USA; Texas A&M Aggies outfielder Jazmine Hill (77) catches a ball in / Julie Bennett-USA TODAY Sports

Texas A&M softball bound for Super Regional matchup against rival Texas; Can Aggies topple top-ranked Longhorns?

Texas A&M softball continues their impressive turnaround season under Trisha Ford by advancing to the Super Regionals. This is the first time the Aggies have advanced in postseason play since 2018.

There was a lot of thought that the ladies of Davis Diamond were under-seeded coming into the regional round. They had better records than several SEC squads that were given higher seeds than they were, but you have to play the hand you're dealt sometimes.

The Aggies played their hand to perfection, as it turns out. In a rematch of a midseason game from earlier this season—one in which the Aggies failed to emerge as the victors—Texas A&M softball shut out the Texas State Bobcats by a 1-0 mark. That set up today's deciding game, where the Aggies blew things open. The pitching was once again stellar, earning Ford's squad a dominant 8-0 win.

The Aggies now face their top challenge of the season. They will travel to Austin to face off against the nation's top-ranked team in the hated rival Longhorns.

There's no two ways about it: this will be an extremely tough hill to climb for the Aggies. The Longhorns have had a stellar season so far, and they've earned every bit of that top overall ranking. This is a true David and Goliath matchup, and the magnitude of an upset would be hard to overstate.

Even so, if the Aggies' season ends in Austin, this will still be a success for the softball squad. This is a bigtime advancement from where the program has been, and with Ford at the helm, the Aggies seem destined to continue being a top-level program in the SEC.