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Aggies pull away late against in-state foe UT Arlington


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BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The Texas A&M baseball staff used a five-run sixth inning to propel themselves previous the College of Texas at Arlington, leading to a 10-5 victory Tuesday night time on Olsen Area at Blue Bell Park.

Sophomore left-handed pitcher Will Johnston struck out a pair of batters in 1.1 innings of labor, en path to choosing up his first win of the season. Freshman Ryan Prager earned the beginning on the mound earlier than Chris Cortez, Wyatt Tucker, Robert Hogan and Jack Hamilton had been known as on in aid. The pitching employees mixed for 14 strikeouts on the night time whereas solely permitting six hits.

Designated hitter Dylan Rock led the Aggies on the plate batting .750 (3-for-4) highlighted by a dinger to leftfield, a double, three RBI and accounting for 2 runs. Eight of A&M’s 10 runs got here within the fifth and sixth innings.

TOP AGGIE PERFORMERS
Dylan Rock: 3-for-4, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B, HR, BB, 2 SB
Austin Bost: 1-for-4, R, 3 RBI, 2B, BB
Will Johnston: 1.1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 2 Okay

GAME SUMMARY

B1| With no outs, Kole Kaler and Dylan Rock drew a stroll and labored their manner into scoring place through a pair of stolen bases. A groundout by Austin Bost introduced Kaler round, permitting the Aggies to get on the board early. A&M 1, UTA 0.

B2| Trevor Werner drew a stroll and Ryan Targac took first on a hit-by-pitch earlier than the pair stole third and second, respectively. With no outs, a sac-fly to centerfield by Jordan Thompson introduced Werner house to advance the Aggies’ lead. A&M 2, UTA 0

T4| A leadoff double by Boone Montgomery sparked an offensive burst for UTA. With no outs, Montgomery superior to 3rd on a wild pitch and Oscar Ponce reached base with a beanball. A sac-fly to centerfield by Wilson Galvan plated Montgomery, forcing the Aggies to make their first name to the bullpen. With two outs, the Mavericks’ capitalized on a pair of singles and an issued stroll to take a one-run lead. UTA 3, A&M 2

T5| With no outs, the Mavericks loaded the bases by the mixture of a stroll, single by Montgomery and a hit-by-pitch. Following back-to-back strikeouts, UTA plated one other by strolling Matt Cavanagh house. UTA 4, A&M 2

B5| With one out, Dylan Rock launched his twelfth lengthy ball of the season to convey the Maroon & White inside one. Moss singled to middle and superior on a wild pitch earlier than Bost drew a stroll, positioning runners on the corners. The Aggies capitalized on a throwing error by UTA’s pitcher to plate Bost and get again in entrance. A&M 5, UTA 4

T6| UTA’s Tanner Rice drew a stroll and superior to second on a sac-bunt by Cason Gregory. Brown drew a stroll, and the pair of Mavericks labored their manner across the bases on a wild pitch. With one out, Rice got here charging house on a handed ball to knot the rating at 5 apiece. A&M 5, UTA 5

B6| A&M took a commanding lead by loading the bases, courtesy of a leadoff single by Taylor Smith, stroll issued to Thompson, and Kaler being hit by a pitch. With no outs, Rock doubled down the leftfield line, plating two earlier than Moss reached safely on a UTA fielding error. A two-RBI double by Bost despatched one other pair of Aggies house earlier than a one-out sac-fly by Werner prolonged A&M’s result in 5, guaranteeing the victory. A&M 10, UTA 5

UP NEXT
The Aggies return to Olsen Area at Blue Bell Park on Friday at 6:32 p.m. to start a weekend sequence against South Carolina.

TEXAS A&M QUOTES

Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle
On Dylan Rock’s efficiency… “He did an superior job taking part in banged up. He acquired again on the baseball. It was fairly typical of what we have seen all season. He laid off the unhealthy pitches and swung on the good ones. That is what he is been doing all season.”

Sophomore lefthanded pitcher Will Johnston
On the scoring streak within the center innings… “You possibly can’t say sufficient about our offense. We’re a staff that is relentless offensively. We’ll work deep in counts, we will take balls and we will swing strikes. Once you’ve acquired guys who’re going to try this constantly, top-to-bottom, we will be actually robust to deal with. It may take everyone, however we now have all the fitting individuals, we simply have to work as one unit.”

Graduate designated hitter Dylan Rock
On tonight’s win… “This previous weekend I did not see many strikes, however after I did, I used to be late. Earlier than at present’s sport, Coach Earley and I went all the way down to the cages to work on timing. I used to be simply making an attempt to get a rhythm going and get my foot timing down.”

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