Texas A&M Baseball wins critical series vs. Auburn
In a weekend matchup of Top 20 team, the #12 Texas A&M Aggies took 2 out of 3 games from the #19 Auburn Tigers, giving the Aggies a major SEC series win. With 6 out of the 7 teams in the SEC West separated by 2 games or less, it was absolutely critical for Texas A&M to win this weekend and the Aggies got the job done. The Aggie bullpen performed well overall and Logan Foster provided a much-needed whammy that gave the Aggies the closeout win on Sunday.
As usual, there are still a lot of questions for the Aggies at the plate. For a team that is still currently last in home runs in conference games, Logan Foster provided a huge lift for the Aggies on Sunday with his 3-run shot to right center. This was a big difference from a Saturday where the Aggies had 0 extra base hits and only reached base 10 times. Texas A&M racked up 8 hits in each of their weekend wins whereas Sunday they only managed 5 hits, all singles. What concerned me the most is that no one the Aggie roster managed to have more than 1 hit in multiple games this weekend.
For the first time this year, Asa Lacy struggled. The star Aggie pitcher was charged with his first loss of 2019, going only 4.2 innings and allowing 3 runs on 7 hits. John Doxakis put together another phenomenal Friday start and picked up his 4th win of the year and Chris Weber earned his 2nd win on Sunday. The Sunday bullpen combination of Bryce Miller, Joseph Menefee and Kasey Kalich were phenomenal and allowed 0 runs only 2 combined hits where Saturday's crew allowed 4 runs on 4 hits,
So, at the midpoint of SEC conference play, the Aggies are now in 2nd place in the SEC West at 9-5-1 with the next 6 conference games on the road (South Carolina & Ole Miss). After that Texas A&M will welcome the Mississippi State Bulldogs who are currently the top-ranked team in the West, to Olsen Field. Currently, behind Texas A&M in the SEC West at 9-6 are Arkansas, Ole Miss & LSU. This weekend series was critical for the Aggies as it will not get any easier as Texas A&M hits the road.
Texas A&M returns to action on Tuesday at the University of Houston, first pitch is set for 6:30 PM.