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Texas A&M slips past UC Santa Barbara, faces Oregon State next

TexasAMFeaturedCORVALLIS, Ore. – A big early lead was just enough to keep the Texas A&M Aggies hopes alive for at least a few more hours.

The Aggies led UC Santa Barbara 4-0 after three innings – getting a two-run double from first baseman Cole Lankford in the third – and escaped the Gauchos seventh-inning rally by turning to closer Jason Jester. That got them a 5-4 victory and a shot at the Corvallis Regional’s top-seed, Oregon State. Continue reading

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Parker Rey, Cole Lankford carry Aggies to Texas-sized elimination game win

TexasAMUTSAFeaturedCORVALLIS, Ore. – Cole Lankford helped get Texas A&M off to a dynamite start, doubling in a run in the first inning, and Parker Ray was dominant on the mound for 8 2/3 innings as the Aggies defeated UT San Antonio 6-1 in an elimination game at the Corvallis Regional.

Lankford finished the game 5-for-5, scored a run and drove in two to lead a 12-hit assault that the Roadrunners were unable to match. Continue reading

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Gauchos hold off Texas A&M in Corvallis Regional opener

UCSBRegionalFeaturedImageCORVALLIS, Ore. – Austin Pettibone lifted UC Santa Barbara on his shoulders, delivering three pitches for strikes and keeping Texas A&M off-balance for 7 2/3 innings in the Corvallis Regional. The Gauchos responded to his efforts, providing enough offense for a 6-4 victory in their postseason appearance since 2001.

For A&M, workhorse ace Daniel Mengden wasn’t his usual efficient self, lasting just one out into the fourth. He gave up six hits, five runs – four earned – and three walks in front of 1,783 baseball fans at Goss Stadium. Continue reading

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Wacha, Childress Talk About Wacha’s Near Perfect Game

MMichael Wacha pitches to Joe Sever.MALIBU, Calif. — Texas A&M pitcher Michael Wacha outdueled Pepperdine’s Jon Moscot in a 4-0 win Friday afternoon at Eddy D. Field Stadium.

Through the first five and a half innings, neither pitcher had allowed a single hit. Moscot’s no-hit and shutout bids ended in the sixth inning when the Aggies took a 3-0 lead with three consecutive two-out hits.

Wacha carried a perfect game into the eighth inning until an error on a strikeout gave the Waves their first baserunner. The very next pitch he lost the no-hitter on an infield single that deflected off Wacha’s glove. The hard-throwing right-hander allowed only two hits and struck out eight in a complete game shutout.

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