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Baseball vs. Kentucky

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Graduate shortstop Kole Kaler (1) throws to first base before the Aggies’ game against Kentucky at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

Texas A&m hosted Kentucky for the first of a three game series. With an 8pm start, the Aggies took the field and faced the Wildcats and by the bottom of the 9th the score was tied 2-2. In the bottom of the 11th inning, graduate catcher Troy Claunch was up at bat and hit his first home run of the season sealing A&M’s victory in the first few minutes of Friday morning. The Aggies will return to Blue Bell Park today at 6:30pm.

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  • Kentucky left fielder Hunter Jump (10) slides into third base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate shortstop Kole Kaler (1) looks to throw to first base during the Aggies’ game against Kentucky at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate shortstop Kole Kaler (1) jumps to throw to first base during the Aggies’ game against Kentucky at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore RHP Nathan Dettmer (35) pitches during the second inning at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate shortstop Kole Kaler (1) throws to first base during the Aggies’ game against Kentucky at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate shortstop Kole Kaler (1) throws to first base during the Aggies’ game against Kentucky at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate catcher Troy Claunch (12) gets a hit at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior DH Jordan Thompson (31) runs to second base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Kentucky second baseman Daniel Harris IV (1) fails to tag out graduate left fielder Dylan Rock (27) at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate left fielder Dylan Rock (27) slides into second base after an attempted pickoff at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate left fielder Dylan Rock (27) runs towards home at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate left fielder Dylan Rock (27) runs towards home at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior right fielder Brett Minnich (23) is ruled safe after running through first base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Kentucky LHP Mason Hazelwood (50) attempts to pickoff junior right fielder Brett Minnich (23) at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • A fan holds a rubber duck on a string above the Kentucky dugout at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior right fielder Brett Minnich (23) looks up to track a popfly while running to third base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • The Amazing Tyler performed his balancing act in between innings at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • The Amazing Tyler performed his balancing act in between innings at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore RHP Nathan Dettmer (35) retrieves a bunted ball and looks to throw it to first base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore RHP Nathan Dettmer (35) on the mound at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior second baseman Austin Bost (11) looks for the ball after it was thrown as Kentucky third baseman Chase Estep (12) steals second base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Kentucky third baseman Chase Estep (12) runs to steal third after stealing second while junior second baseman Austin Bost (11) reacts behind him at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore RHP Nathan Dettmer (35) on the mound as Kentucky third baseman Chase Estep (12) moves to steal hoem at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Kentucky LHP Ryan Hagenow (24) tries to pickoff the runner on first base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate left fielder Dylan Rock (27) runs towards third base at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate left fielder Dylan Rock (27) runs towards home at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate left fielder Dylan Rock (27) is presented with a pringle in the dugout after scoring his second run of the night at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore second baseman Jack Moss (9) runs towards third base after a groundball is hit at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) runs towards third base as a Kentucky baseman slides for the ball at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior LHP Joseph Menefee (6) pitches at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior DH Jordan Thompson (31) narrowly misses the ball while at bat at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore center fielder Logan Britt (3) is struck by a pitch while at bat at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore center fielder Logan Britt (3) is struck by a pitch while at bat at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore center fielder Logan Britt (3) slides into first base after a pickoff attempt at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Sophomore center fielder Logan Britt (3) slides into first base after a pickoff attempt at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Kentucky first baseman Jacob Plastiak (26) slides into first after an attempted pickoff at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Kentucky first baseman Jacob Plastiak (26) slides into first after an attempted pickoff at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior second baseman Austin Bost (11) throws the ball after making a catch at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Junior second baseman Austin Bost (11) throws the ball to first base attempting to make a double play at Blue Bell Park on Thursday, April 7, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) runs towards home after hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) runs towards home after hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) runs towards home after hitting a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • The Aggies celebrate their victory over the Wildcats in the bottom of the 11th inning at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) is presented with a celebratory chip by one of his teammates at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) is presented with a celebratory chip by one of his teammates at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) eats his celebratory chip at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) eats his celebratory chip at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Graduate Troy Claunch (12) during a postgame interview after hitting a walk-off home run at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • The Aggies lineup for the War Hymn after their 11 inning victory over the Wildcats at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • The Aggies sing the War Hymn after their 11 inning victory over the Wildcats at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • The Aggies sing the War Hymn after their 11 inning victory over the Wildcats at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • A chip is presented for Texas A&M coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) gets down as he is surrounded by his teams after being presented with a chip at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) accepts the celebratory chip at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) accepts the celebratory chip at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) accepts the celebratory chip at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) accepts the celebratory chip on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) accepts the celebratory chip on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

  • Head coach Jim Schlossnagle (22) accepts the celebratory chip on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park on Friday, April 8, 2022.

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