Aggies, Missouri battle 10 innings to 2-2 tie


COLLEGE STATION — 10 innings were enough as the No. 11 Texas A&M Aggies and Missouri Tigers battle to a 2-2 draw Sunday afternoon at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

The game was called due to the Tigers’ travel logistics.

“Well you win one, you lose one, and you tie one; that’s the way the weekend went,” said Texas A&M coach Rob Childress. “For us we had one shot to have a big inning in the second there. We loaded the bases with one out. Aaron Walters had a really competitive at bat and hit the ball as hard as he could hit it right at ‘em. Then we catch a break when they drop a pop up and we score two runs. I’m really proud of our pitching and defense. Every guy that went out there had some moments to really crack and let the game get away, but they made big pitches in big spots to get us off the field.”

Joseph Menefee worked 3.1 innings in his first career start, surrendering two runs on three hits and two walks while fanning four. It was the 12th straight game the Aggies bullpen struck out 10-plus batters. Bryce Miller, Chris Weber and Kasey Kalich combining for 6.2 scoreless innings, scattering six hits and three walks while striking out nine.

Texas A&M moves to 23-6-1 with a 6-2-1 mark in Southeastern Conference play. The Aggies take on the Texas Longhorns Tuesday with a 6:32 p.m. first pitch in Austin.