Aggie softball travels for top 15 matchup

Aggie softball travels for top 15 matchup
Posted at 6:11 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 19:11:30-04

The No. 9 Texas A&M softball team travels to Baton Rouge, La., for a three-game series against No. 15 LSU beginning at 6 p.m. Friday at Tiger Park.

Lyn Rollins (play-by-play) and Yvette Girouard (color) call the action for Friday and Saturday’s contests on SEC Network+. Pam Ward (play-by-play) and Carol Bruggeman (color) are on the call for Sunday’s game on the SEC Network at 4 p.m. Authenticated subscribers can access the streams through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on their computers, mobile phones, tablets, smart TVs and other connected devices.

Chelsea Reber and Evan Roberts bring the action to listeners on Willy 1550 AM in the Bryan-College Station area and online at

Texas A&M is 36-10 (9-6 SEC) on the season and coming off a series win over then-No. 20 Kentucky.  The Aggies won the first two games of the series, 9-2 and 4-3, before falling in the finale, 3-2. Ashley Walters led the offense with six hits, including two doubles and a home run. The senior drove in six and scored twice. Erica Russell reached base six times on four hits, a walk and hit by pitch and drove in a run. Tori Vidales added four hits, including a double, with a RBI and scored four runs.

Trinity Harrington and Lexi Smith each recorded a win in the circle. On the weekend, Harrington threw 11 innings, giving up four runs with five strikeouts. Smith earned the win in Saturday’s contest and came on in relief in Sunday’s game. The senior threw 7.1 innings giving up just one run while striking out 15.

Sarah Hudek tops the Aggies with a .352 average on the year followed by Walters, who is batting .343 and Keeli Milligan at .331. Riley Sartain leads the team with nine home runs, while Vidales has belted eight home runs and paces the team with 44 RBI.

In the circle, Harrington is 12-1 with a 1.51 ERA. Samantha Show holds a 10-3 mark and a 2.12 ERA. Smith is 7-2, while Maddie MacGrandle has added five wins.

LSU enters the weekend with a 33-10 (7-7 SEC) ledger. The Tigers are led by Aliyah Andrews, who is hitting .349, and Amanda Doyle, who leads the team with six home runs, 11 doubles and 40 RBI. In the circle, Allie Walljasper is 12-4 with a 0.90 ERA and Carley Hoover, who dons a 14-5 record with a 1.20 ERA.