Texas A&M Press Release
By: Thomas D. Dick
COLLEGE STATION, Texas – With three starters out of the lineup due to injury, the No.11 Texas A&M Aggies fought the Missouri Tigers to a 2-2 draw Sunday afternoon on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park. The contest was halted after 10 innings due to Missouri travel logistics.
The three Texas A&M starters missing from action included second baseman Bryce Blaum, catcher Mikey Hoehner, and first baseman and backup catcher Hunter Coleman. All three were banged up in Saturday’s 15-inning affair.
The Aggies got a solid effort from the bullpen with Bryce Miller, Chris Weber and Kasey Kalich combining for 6.2 scoreless innings, scattering six hits and three walks while striking out nine. Miller pitched around three hits and two walks while striking out one in 2.0 innings. Weber fanned five in 2.2 innings yielding two hits and one walk. Kalich struck out three of the seven batters he faced in 2.0 innings.
In his first career start, Joseph Menefee worked 3.1 innings, giving up two runs on three hits and two walks while striking out four. The pitching staff struck out 10-plus batters for the 12th consecutive game.
The Maroon & White were paced by Jonathan Ducoff paced the Aggies at the plate, going 2-for-4. Braden Shewmake and Will Frizzell each added a hit and one run.
The Aggie record moves to 23-6-1 overall and 6-2-1 in the SEC, while the Tigers are now 18-10-1 overall and 3-5-1 in league play.
The Aggies head Austin Tuesday to face the Texas Longhorns at 6:32 p.m.