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Aggie softball hosts Sam Houston State

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Posted at 10:57 PM, Mar 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-26 23:57:49-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M Softball continues its 10-game homestand with a doubleheader against Sam Houston State Wednesday beginning at 4 p.m. at Davis Diamond.

The games can be seen on SEC Network +, and authenticated subscribers can access the stream through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices.

Zach Taylor and Ashley Walters bring the action to listeners on Willy 1550 AM in the Brazos Valley and online at www.12thMan.com [12thman.com].

In the series finale against No. 4 Alabama Sunday, the Aggies snapped the Crimson Tide’s 33-game winning streak as Payton McBride delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to give the Aggies a 4-3 victory. Kendall Potts earned her sixth win of the season as she held Alabama to just four hits and three runs. The Arlington, Texas, native fanned three in her third complete game.

For the season, the Aggies are led offensively by Kelbi Fortenberry and McBride, who top the team with .408 and .343 batting averages, respectively. Riley Sartain leads the team in multiple offensive categories, including home runs (6), walks (15), doubles (7) and slugging percentage (.625).

In the circle, McBride paces the pitching staff with seven wins. Potts has tallied six wins as Kayla Poynter has added three and Hannah Mayo has recorded two.

Sam Houston State enters with a 14-15 (6-3 SLC) record and are led offensively by Brooke Malia, who tops the team with a .310 average and has added four home runs, 11 doubles and 16 RBI. Kyndal Kutac is batting .277 with five dingers and 13 RBI. Lindsey McLeod holds a 8-7 record in the circle with six complete games and 103 strikeouts in 86.0 innings of work.

Texas A&M’s most common opponent, the Aggies and Bearkats have met 110 times with the Aggies holding a 97-13 advantage. Texas A&M has won the last 50 meetings with the last Sam Houston State victory coming on Feb. 14, 1995.