COLLEGE STATION — The No. 22 Texas A&M Aggies out-hit the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Islanders 10-4 to gain a 12-2 victory Tuesday afternoon at Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
Eight Aggies had at least one hit and seven of the Maroon and White had at least one walk on the day as the Islanders hurled 12 of them. Texas A&M went 5-of-11 with runners in scoring position while batting 4-of-9 with the bases loaded.
“I’m very proud of our guys,” said Aggies coach Rob Childress. “They came out and prepared the right way and then when the bell rang, it was the most complete game that we’ve played this year in every area. I’m really glad we started this new week off the right way.”
Cam Blake went 2-of-4 with a run, a double, and three RBI. Mikey Hoehner went 2-of-4 as well with a run, a double, and two RBI. Braden Shewmake managed to drive in four runs with two sacrifice fly balls and a two-run single.
Dustin Saenz had his first career win for Texas A&M as he went 5.2 innings, allowing two runs on four hits and two walks.
“I knew I had the defense behind my back,”Saenz said. “I felt really comfortable out there with the defense behind me. Cam Blake and Braden Shewmake made outstanding plays. It was overall a good performance from our defense. I couldn’t have done it without them.”
Mason Cole and Kyle Richardson closed out the game with 0.2 innings of work each. Richardson had a walk while striking out one.
Texas A&M stays in College Station to host Abilene Christian for a 6:32 p.m. Wednesday encounter.