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No. 4 Texas A&M baseball team earns first narrow victory of season versus Wagner to remain unbeaten

The No. 4 Texas A&M baseball team was challenged for the first time in the 2024 season on Saturday afternoon at Blue Bell Park.

The Aggies (6-0) held on for a 2-0 victory versus Wagner after scoring both runs in the first inning. Texas A&M leaned on its stellar pitching staff again.

Justin Lamkin (1-0) picked up his first win of the year by pitching the first 5.0 scoreless innings, allowing 3 hits and 1 walk with 5 strikeouts on 67 pitches. The sophomore left-hander has not allowed a run through two starts.

Senior LHP Evan Aschenbeck tossed the final 4.0 innings and allowed 2 hits and 1 walk with 7 Ks on 46 pitches. Aschenbeck earned the save to mark the longest by an Aggie since 2021 alumnus Jacob Palisch accomplished the feat as a graduate student against Arkansas in 2022.

With the victory, Texas A&M earned its second straight weekend series to begin the campaign for the first time under head coach Jim Schlossnagle. Saturday’s win is the third time in program history that the Aggies have earned a shutout in half of their first six matchups (1949 & 1983). Six runs allowed thus far is the fewest since 2011.

Texas A&M scored its two runs on an RBI single up the middle by junior right fielder Braden Montgomery to score freshman third baseman Graham Grahovac. Montgomery reached base safely for the 34th consecutive contest.

Following an error in the outfield on Montgomery’s hit, sophomore center fielder Jace LoViolette scored an unearned run. Grad student left fielder Hayden Schott went 3-for-4 at the plate to continue his streak as the only Aggie to tally at least one hit in each game this season.

Texas A&M goes for a sweep of the Seahawks from Staten Island tomorrow at 1 p.m.

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