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GAME PREVIEW: NCAA Regional vs. No. 15 West Virginia

Posted: 9:47 AM, Jun 02, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-02 14:47:16Z
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MORGANTOWN, WV — The No. 19 Texas A&M Aggies face the No. 15 West Virginia Mountaineers in Sunday’s NCAA Morgantown Regional elimination game at Monongalia County Ballpark. First pitch is slated for 11:06 a.m.

The Aggies look to build on Saturday’s 11-2 victory over Fordham. The Maroon & White need three more wins to claim the regional crown. Texas A&M has emerged from the losers’ bracket to win a regional title on three occasions, most recently in 2015.

Texas A&M has never played West Virginia on the baseball diamond.

Christian Roa takes the mound for the Aggies, entering the fray with a 3-2 record, 3.22 ERA and 44 strikeouts in 44.2 innings.

Texas A&M’s offense at the regional has been paced by Hunter Coleman. The junior first baseman is batting .667 (4-for-6) with five runs, two walks, one HBP, one double, two home runs, five RBI and one stolen base.

The Aggies are 85-78 all-time in NCAA Championship play, including a 72-49 mark in regional action. Texas A&M has won regionals in 1993, ‘99, ‘04, ‘07, ‘08, ‘11, ’15, ’16 and ‘17. They also captured a district playoff title in 1951 before regional play began.

The game will be televised on the ESPN2 with Mark Neely (play-by-play) and Mike Lavalliere (color) handling the call. The contest will be available for viewing on ESPN3. ESPN3 provides events to SEC Network subscribers through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on smartphones, computers, tablets and connected devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). All three games will air on SportsRadio 1150/93.7 The Zone.


TEXAS A&M AGGIES (38-22-1, 16-13-1 SEC) vs. WEST VIRGINIA MOUNTAINEERS (38-21, 13-11 BIG 12)
Monongalia County Ballpark (3,500) • Morgantown, West Virginia

PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
• SUNDAY: #23 Christian Roa (So., RHP, 3-2, 3.22 ERA) vs. #39 Ryan Bergert (Fr., RHP, 2-0, 2.03 ERA)

SCHEDULE
11:06 a.m.
TELEVISION
ESPN2 • Mark Neely (play-by-play), Mike Lavalliere (color analyst)
RADIO
SportsRadio 1150/93.7 The Zone • Dave South (play-by-play)
LIVE VIDEO
ESPN3 (WatchESPN credentials required through cable provider)
LIVE AUDIO
12thMan.com
LIVE STATS
NCAA.com
RANKINGS

Texas A&M – 18 (D1B, NCBWA), 19 (USAT), 20 (BA), 25 (CB)

West Virginia – 13 (D1B), 15 (USAT, NCBWA), 17 (BA), 22 (CB)

SERIES HISTORY
First meeting