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Texas A&M demolishes Texas in front of a record crowd in Austin to move to 12-0 on the year

Texas A&M (12-0) got hot late and scored six runs in the final three innings to win 9-2 over Texas (9-5).

The Aggies flexed their dominance in Austin in front of a crowd of 8.060 fans at Disch-Falk Field. Braden Montgomery got the Aggies on the board first with a home run over the right-center field just two pitches after Jace LaViolette was hit by a ball, giving the Maroon & White a quick 2-0 lead. The Maroon & White would hold that two-run lead until the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Longhorns took advantage of a free base and a fielding error, allowing them to put a running in scoring position. Then, a sac bunt followed by a sac fly was put across the plate to cut the lead to 2-1. A&M answered back immediately in the top of the fifth inning when Hayden Schott hit a two-out single through the right side, scoring LaViolette.

The game really opened up in the Aggies’ favor in the top of the seventh inning. A Gavin Grahovac single and Montgomery’s walk, followed by an error by the left fielder during Schott’s at-bat, allowed an unearned run for a 4-1 lead. A Ted Burton sac fly scored Montgomery, and a Jaxon Appel home run put two more on the board, extending the lead to 7-2 with two innings left.

With the bases loaded in the top of the eighth inning, Schott hit the ball to right field that should have only allowed one run, but the fielder let the ball bounce off his leg, allowing LaViolette and Grahovac to score standing up for the last two runs of the inning. After walking the lead-off batter and allowing him to advance due to a wild pitch, Shane Sdao shut down any hope of a miracle comeback by striking out the next three batters for a 9-2 Aggie win.

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