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The BattalionMay 4, 2024

GALLERY: Baseball vs. McNeese

Texas A&M baseball opened the 2024 season with a sweep over the McNeese Cowboys. The Aggies will return to Blue Bell Park on Tuesday, Feb. 20, for a midweek matchup against Incarnate Word at 4:00 p.m.
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  • A young fan gets a bubble gun before A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Football head coach Mike Elko throws the first pitch during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Baseball head coach Jim Schlossnagle shakes hands with Texas A&M Football head coach Mike Elko during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • New football Head Coach Mike Elko hugs baseball Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle after throwing the first pitch before A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

  • A couple reads The Battalion newspaper before A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) throws the ball during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) scores the first home run of the season during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) scores the first home run of the season during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) scores the first home run of the season during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park.(Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) celebrates during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Lana Cheatham/The Battalion)

    Photo by Lana Cheatham
  • Agricultural Economics major Jacob Bush and Pre Med major Grace Cokinos celebrate with bubbles during A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

  • A fan celebrates after a home run during A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) pitches during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Lana Cheatham/The Battalion)

    Photo by Lana Cheatham
  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) looks at the ball during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) reacts after hitting a home run during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) reacts after hitting a home run during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • A fan fires a bubble machine after a home run is scored during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle speaks towards the dugout during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Brad Rudis (32) fields the ball during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) reacts after hitting a home run during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • The Aggies celebrate after Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Friday, Feb. 16, 2023 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • A field crew member pours dirt on the mound before Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M utility Gavin Grahovac (9) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M utility Jett Johnston (36) watches the hitter during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M Assistant Coach Michael Earlay during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ted Burton (27) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ryan Targac (12) returns to the dugout during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) dives to second basebduring Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Justin Lamkin (33) reacts after throwing a strikeout during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Baseballs stored in a bin during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Evan Aschenbeck (53) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Travis Chestnut (4) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) slides into home base during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ryan Targac (12) runs to third base during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024, at Blue Bell Park. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Justin Lamkin (33) walks to the dugout during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 17, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Fans sit on the lawn during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ryan Targac (12) before Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Blake Binderup (46) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • McNeese infielder Connor Schneider (6) and McNeese outfielder Cooper Hext (2) make an error during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Braden Montgomery (6) dives to first during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) runs to home for the final run during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on SUnday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Hayden Schott (5) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on SUnday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M infielder Ali Camarillo (2) during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on SUnday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M pitcher Shane Sdao (38) reacts during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

  • Texas A&M outfielder Jace Laviolette (17) catches a pop fly during Texas A&M’s game against McNeese on Sunday, Feb. 18, 2024 at Blue Bell Park. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)

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Chris Swann
Chris Swann, Assistant Photo Editor
Chris is a Journalism junior from Winnsboro, TX. Chris served as the Social Media Manager prior to becoming the Assistant Photo Editor for The Battalion’s photo desk. Before transferring to A&M in the Fall of 2023, Chris spent two years at Tyler Junior College, where he was Photo and Design editor for their student media, The DrumBeat. He is expected to graduate in May of 2026.
Ishika Samant
Ishika Samant, Former Photo Chief
Ishika Samant served multiple roles at The Battalion as photo chief, managing editor, multimedia editor and social media editor through her tenure from 2021 to 2024.
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