COLLEGE STATION, TX — The No. 10 Texas A&M Aggies pounded three home runs, including a pair of three-run dingers, as they topped the UT Arlington Mavericks, 10-5, Tuesday evening on Olsen Field on Blue Bell Park.
Texas A&M had six players with multi-hit games and the Aggies batted 6-for-11 with runners in scoring position. Ty Coleman accumulated four RBI in addition to his fourth home run of the season. Braden Shewmake logged three RBI and a dinger. Zach DeLoach went 2-for-4 with a solo moonshot. Logan Foster and Bryce Blaum each roped two hits in four at-bats and registered an RBI. Brett Brown recorded his first career hit on his second at-bat of the evening.
Starter Chris Weber (2-0) worked 4.0 innings, allowing one run on three hits and striking out four batters. The Aggie bullpen weathered through 5.0 innings, giving up four runs, six hits and four walks, while fanning six. Chandler Jozwiak improved to 4-4 with 2.0 scoreless innings, striking out three. The pitching staff combined to throw their 29th double-digit strikeout performance.
The Maroon & White improved to 30-12-1 on the season, while UT Arlington fell to 28-14. With the win, the Aggies are guaranteed their 13th consecutive winning season. Texas A&M has posted a winning record in 57 of their last 59 campaigns.
Texas A&M travels to Oxford to face the No. 19 Ole Miss Rebels for a three-game conference series beginning Thursday with the first pitch at 6:02 p.m.
T3 | Phillip Childs hit a lead-off single up the middle and Aaron Funk reached on an error by the Aggie first baseman. Boone Montgomery laid down a sacrifice bunt, advancing both runners into scoring position. Zac Cook knocked in Childs with a sacrifice fly. UTA 1, A&M 0.
B3 | DeLoach answered with a solo shot over the right field fence on a full count. UTA 1, A&M 1.
B4 | With two outs Hunter Watson walked and Brown singled through the left side. Ty Coleman launched a three-run dinger over the leftfield wall. UTA 1, A&M 4.
B5 | DeLoach connected on a lead-off single through the right side and advanced to second on a single by Braden Shewmake. Logan Foster batted in DeLoach with a single to leftfield. UTA 1, A&M 5.
T7 | Dylan Paul started the frame with a walk and advanced to third on a double by Childs. After a Montgomery walk, Anthony Dominguez pushed two runs across with a single to leftfield. UTA 3, A&M 5.
B8 | Will Frizzell reached on a walk and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Ty Coleman drove in Frizzell on a double to leftfield. Blaum plated Coleman with a single to leftfield. Following a DeLoach walk, Shewmake blasted a three-run homer over the leftfield wall. UTA 3, A&M 10.
T9 | Justin Marino led off with a single through the left side and advanced to third on Tyler Rice’s double to right center. Wyatt Divis singled down the leftfield line to knock in Marino and advanced Rice to third on leftfield line single. Rice scored on a sacrifice fly by Dominguez. UTA 5, A&M 10.
TEXAS A&M QUOTES
Head Coach Rob Childress [12thman.com]
On Today’s win…
“They (UT Arlington) are as hot as any team in the country and for us to beat them on a Tuesday night was big. They have beaten some really good teams throughout that nine-game stretch, especially on Tuesday in Baylor and TCU. We were very fortunate to win tonight. Chris Weber did a great job getting us off to a wonderful start, and offensively I felt like we put pressure on them for eight innings tonight.”
On recording seven home runs in last four games…
“Well the wind is turning south and the field is playing a little bit smaller this time of the year, and guys are swinging the bat really good, one through nine. I really liked the lineup we played tonight.”
Freshman INF Ty Coleman
On the team hitting seven home runs in the last four games…
“Just staying on the ball, it is kind of what we pride ourselves on. We were on the barrel all night long, one through nine in the order and one through nine in the inning. We were just hitting balls hard, some of them right at them and we had a couple drop, it was big time for us.”
On if it feels like a different type of midweek game, since they are on a nine-game win streak…
“Yeah, we play every game like it’s the most important game of the year. The one in front of us is, by far, the most important. Definitely, their winning streak, knowing that they are a hot team right now, it really felt like was a weekend game for us. I just really liked how our offense showed up today. We have needed that for a while.”
Freshman DH Brett Brown
On his first career hit…
“I would say I was more excited than nervous for the opportunity to contribute in the lineup. I felt in my first at-bat I was seeing the ball well. He gave me a pitch to hit and I did what I should have with it to square it up. It’s exciting to be able to get the first one out of the way. The guys were happy for me. For them to be excited and trust me is something that keeps me going every day”
Sophomore OF Zach DeLoach
On his offensive approach the last few of weeks…
“My mentality has changed over the past couple of weeks. I’ve been trying to be aggressive to see good pitches to square up on. I am overall trying to stay on the basis of hitting well.”
On tonight’s win…
“The past few years we haven’t been able to beat them, so it was huge for us to come out tonight especially with our offense since we haven’t been as productive lately. It was good to see the team come out and score in the double digits tonight.”
On the team’s offensive performance…
“It’s a great feeling with everyone being able to come out tonight swinging. It’s baseball you’re going to have the ups and downs. You have to find a way to stay consistent.”