The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

The Student News Site of Texas A&M University - College Station

The Battalion

Aggies eye midweek matchup against ACU

Fresh off a series win over No. 7 Vanderbilt, the Texas A&M baseball team returns to College Station to take on the Abilene Christian Wildcats at 6:35 p.m. Wednesday at Olsen Field.
The Wildcats (12-20) come to College Station trying to recover from seven straight losses after being swept by Lamar, Texas Tech and Sam Houston State.
Senior infielder Seth Spivey leads ACU with a .393 batting average. Spivey also has a team high in home runs (3), runs scored (30), walks (16), stolen bases (10), slugging percentage (.607) and on-base percentage (.514). Spivey anchors the Wildcats in fielding as well, posting a team-high .979 fielding percentage.
The Aggies (22-15, 7-8 SEC) are placed fifth out of six teams in the SEC western division, but trail division-leading Alabama by only three games.
A&M freshman outfielder Nick Banks leads the club with a .337 batting average and .446 slugging percentage. Banks was 4-for-5 in his team’s 10-4 victory over Vanderbilt on Friday and added another hit in the Aggies 8-2 Sunday win.
Junior right-handed pitcher Corey Ray – who has appeared in eight games out of the bullpen for the Aggies this season – will make his first start Wednesday.
Ray enters play with a 2.35 ERA in 7.2 innings pitched. Last season, Ray made six starts for A&M. Ray marks the eighth different pitcher head coach Rob Childress has used as a starter this season.
The Wildcats will send a first-time starter to the mound Wednesday with junior Ladgie Zotyka expected to take the hill. In 12.1 innings out of the bullpen this year, Zotyka has posted a 6.57 ERA, striking out 10 and walking eight batters in his nine appearances.
After Wednesday’s matchup, the Aggies will host No. 19 Kentucky in a three-game weekend series at Olsen Field.

Leave a Comment
Donate to The Battalion

Your donation will support the student journalists of Texas A&M University - College Station. Your contribution will allow us to purchase equipment and cover our annual website hosting costs.

More to Discover
Donate to The Battalion

Comments (0)

All The Battalion Picks Reader Picks Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *