COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 1 Texas A&M Aggies begin play in their 32nd NCAA Division I Baseball Championship Friday as they host the Binghamton Bearcats at the College Station Regional.
With the appearance, the Aggies extend their school-record string of consecutive NCAA Championships to 10. Texas A&M is one of only seven schools to receive a bid to the tournament in each of the last 10 seasons. It also marks the 11th time the Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park complex will host an NCAA Regional.
The Maroon and White come into the tournament swinging a hot bat as they pounded out 37 runs in their last three games to claim the SEC Tournament title. NICK BANKS earned SEC Tournament Most Valuable Player recognition as he belted three home runs in the tournament, including two in the championship game. AUSTIN HOMAN led all players with 10 hits in the tournament.
KYLE SIMONDS gets the start for the Aggies on the mound. He owns a 9-3 record with a 2.79 ERA and 69 strikeouts in 87.0 innings. He has three complete-games in his last five starts, including a no-hitter against Vanderbilt on May 7.
Friday’s contest is set to air on the SEC Network. Clay Matvick (play-by-play) and Gabe Gross (color analyst) will be on the call. Every game of the College Station Regional can be seen via the WatchESPN app with credentials required through respective cable providers.