Aggies Close Out Regular Season With Another Top 10 Clash

Posted at 10:01 PM, May 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-18 23:01:55-04

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 2 Texas A&M Aggies are once again involved in the premier series of the weekend as they host the No. 6 Ole Miss Rebels on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

This marks the Aggies’ fourth top 10 opponent in the last six weekends, going a combined 9-3 in the 12 games.

The final series of the regular-season will have deep impact on the final SEC standings. Texas A&M and Mississippi State are tied atop the SEC Western Division with 18-9 league ledgers. Ole Miss and LSU are one game back at 17-10. Florida leads in the SEC overall standings at 18-8 with South Carolina lingering at 17-9.

Both squads had a misstep in midweek play on Tuesday with Texas A&M falling 5-0 to Sam Houston State and Ole Miss dropping an 8-6 contest at Arkansas State.

BOOMER WHITE ranks sixth in the nation in batting average (.416) and hits (84) heading into the series. White is hitting .482 (53-for-110) in 27 league games.  White’s 53 hits in SEC play are the most since Micah Gibbs logged 54 in 2010. HUNTER MELTON ranks 14th in the nation with 60 RBI.

On the mound, Texas A&M ranks fourth in the nation in shutouts (9), ninth in strikeouts per nine innings (9.2), 10th in strikeout-to-walk ratio (2.91) and 18th in ERA (3.17).