ROUND ROCK, Texas — A seven-run first inning propelled the Texas A&M Aggies past the Oklahoma Sooners, 8-1, Saturday evening on Dell Diamond.
The Aggies’ offense picked up where it left off yesterday, batting through the lineup and scoring seven in the first. The inning was highlighted by a three-run blast to deep centerfield by Logan Britt. Texas A&M extended the lead in the fourth, adding a run to the board on a RBI triple by Zane Schmidt. The Sooners scored their lone run in the sixth.
Schmidt and Austin Bost led the way offensively for the Aggies. Schmidt went 2-for-3 with one run, one triple, one walk and two RBI, while Bost was 2-for-3 with two runs, one double, one walk and one RBI.
Six Aggies recorded a hit on the day, and five recorded at least one RBI. Texas A&M was stellar with getting the bats going with runners on, batting 5-for-11, including 4-for-7 with runners in scoring position.
On the mound, the Aggies threw the combination of Bryce Miller, Alex Magers, and Joseph Menefee to shut down the Oklahoma offense. Miller (1-0) got the start and earned the win for working 5.0 scoreless innings, yielding a lone hit and five free bags while striking out a five. Miller reached a career-high in innings pitched (5.0) and pitches thrown (98). Magers threw 2.1 innings in relief, allowing one run on four hits while fanning one. Menefee closed out the remaining 1.2 inning, giving up two walks whiling striking out five.
The staff stymied the Sooners’ bats, holding them to 1-for-21 with runners on the base path and 0-for-14 with runners in scoring position. Texas A&M pitchers reached double-digits strikeouts once again, marking their seventh straight game.
The Aggies extended their winning streak to six in a row over the Sooners, and improve to 4-3 on the season.
Austin Bost – 2-for-3, 2 R, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI
Bryce Miller – 5.0 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 5 K
Joseph Menefee – 1.2 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER
B1 | Bryce Blaum and Brett Minnich drew back-to-back four-pitch walks to leadoff the game. Shortly after, Will Frizzell loaded the bags with Ags on a hit-by-pitch. Bryan Sturges proceeded to plate Blaum on a sacrifice fly to rightfield. Austin Bost plated one more on a dribbled single through the leftside of the infield, while Zane Schmidt scored one on a blooped single to leftfield. Logan Britt cleared the bases with huge three-run blast over the centerfield wall. With two outs, Kalae Harrison drew a six-pitch walk, advanced to second on stolen base and came in to score on a hard hit single to centerfield by Blaum. A&M 7, OU 0.
B4 | Bost drew a two-out walk and came in to score on a laced triple into the left-centerfield gap. A&M 8, OU 0.
T6 | two singles by Conor McKenna and Tanner Tredaway put runners on the corners. Breydon Daniel scored one after grounding into a fielder’s choice. A&M 8, OU 1.
The Aggies look to sweep the Round Rock Classic with a clash against the SEC foe Auburn Tigers Sunday with first pitch slated for 11:00 p.m.