The No. 4 ranked Texas A&M baseball team is victorious in their midweek matchup against HCU

No. 4 Texas A&M (22-3, 3-3 SEC) defeats Houston Christian (7-13) 6-3 in College Station on Tuesday night.

The Aggies sprinkled in runs across the fight eight innings while blanking the Huskies in that same time frame. It wasn't easy for Jim Schlossnagle and company on Tuesday night. A&M struggled at the plate early, only managing two hits compared to four strikeouts. Luckily, good plate discipline at the bottom of the third allowed the Aggies three free passes to load the bases.

Hayden Schott finally drove in the Aggies' first run with a single-scoring Max Kaufer before Cade Sorrell flew out to end the inning. The bottom of the fourth was more of the same, except the walks gave the Aggies a free run without a single hit. However, they did strand six runners on base across those two innings. A&M added two runs apiece in the seventh and eighth innings to go up 6-0 heading into the top of the ninth.

Then Texas A&M made it interesting by loading the bases with a single hit from Houston. A walk, sac fly, and a wild pitch cut the Aggies' lead to 6-3 with two outs. Fortunately, Josh Stewart induced a pop-up, ending the self-inflicted threat.

  • Total offense:  6 hits, 6 runs

  • Pitching: Chris Cortez W (3-1): 0.1 innings, 0 Ks, 6 pitches. Luke Jackson: 2.2 innings, 2 Ks, 31 pitches. Isaac Morton: 2.0 innings, 2 Ks, 41 pitches. Brad Rudis: 2.0 innings, 4 Ks, 20 pitches. Shane Sdao: 1.0 innings, 2 Ks, 14 pitches. Brock Peery: 0.1 innings, 0 Ks, 20 pitches. Josh Stewart: 0.2 innings, 0 Ks, 14 pitches.

Texas A&M will host Auburn for their third SEC series at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park on March 28 at 6 p.m.

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