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Aggies Host No. 11 Auburn for Weekend Series

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The Texas A&M Aggies host the No. 11 Auburn Tigers in a three-game series on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park, starting Friday. Game times for the series are Friday at 6:32 pm, Saturday at 3:02 pm and Sunday at 1:02 pm.

The Aggies face a Top 25 team for the second consecutive weekend. The Maroon and White have won five of their last six games, including winning two-of-three at No. 8 LSU last week. The Aggies have won their last five regular-season series against teams ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll Top 25. The string started with a three-game series sweep at No. 8 Mississippi State last April with the Aggies outscoring the Bulldogs 30-14 in Starkville. The Maroon and White ended the 2016 regular-season with 2-1 series wins against No. 5 Vanderbilt, No. 8 South Carolina and No. 6 Ole Miss.

Freshman Braden Shewmake ranks 16th in the nation in hits (47) and RBI (35), 26th in doubles (12) and 40th in total bases (72). He leads all Division I freshmen in RBI and ranks second in doubles and hits. He was recently named the Midseason National Player of the Year by D1Baseball.com.

The Aggie weekend rotation put in their most work of the season last week at LSU, combining on 21.2 innings of work. Brigham Hill and Corbin Martin both put in career-long outings on the mound at 8.0 innings apiece. Hill’s work earned him SEC Pitcher of the Week recognition as he pitched 8.0 shutout innings. Martin worked around three runs to earn his first-ever SEC victory as a starting pitcher. In the middle game of the series, Stephen Kolek was touched up for three runs in the third frames, but he battled through 5.2 innings to keep the Aggies in striking distance in the loss.


 
EVENTS

Saturday

- Teal Game – Part of the “Step In. Stand Up.” Campaign to raise Sexual Assault Awareness

Sunday

- Military Appreciation Day - Active duty, reserves, retired military will receive 2 complimentary tickets. Additional tickets for the families of servicemen and women of the United States Military, Navy, Marine Corps, and Air Force are eligible for discounted tickets. To get your tickets, click here.


TEXAS A&M AGGIES (20-10, 3-6 SEC) vs. #11 AUBURN TIGERS (23-8, 7-2 SEC)
Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park (6,100) • College Station, Texas
 
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
• FRIDAY:  #15 Brigham Hill (Jr., RHP, 5-2, 2.60 ERA) vs. #32 Casey Mize (So., RHP, 4-1, 1.58 ERA)

• SATURDAY:  #12 Corbin Martin (Jr., RHP, 3-2, 3.90 ERA) vs. #7 Keegan Thompson (Jr., RHP, 4-0, 0.70 ERA)

• SUNDAY:  #32 Stephen Kolek (So., RHP, 1-2, 5.15 ERA) vs. #13 Davis Daniel (Fr., RHP, 2-1, 4.83)

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