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

Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp attends the Class of 1972 50-year reunion in Kyle Field on April 20, 2022.
A&M System’s Title IX director suspended after supporting Biden's Title IX changes
Nicholas Gutteridge, Managing Editor • May 23, 2024
Texas A&M fans react after The Aggies win the NCAA Bryan-College Station Super Regional at Olsen Field on Sunday, June 9, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
The mad dash to Omaha
Ian Curtis, Sports Reporter • June 21, 2024

After Texas A&M baseball’s win over Florida sent the Aggies to their first Men’s College World Series Championship Series in program...

Texas A&M pitcher Ryan Prager (18) delivers a pitch during Texas A&M’s game against Kentucky at the NCAA Men’s College World Series at in Omaha, Nebraska on Monday, June 17, 2024. Prager went for 6.2 innings, allowing two hits and zero runs. (Chris Swann/The Battalion)
Sixth sense
June 18, 2024
Enjoying the Destination
Enjoying the Destination
Cara Hudson, Maroon Life Writer • June 17, 2024

For the history buffs, there’s a story to why Bryan and College Station are so closely intertwined. In 1871 when the Texas Legislature approved...

Chris Hemsworth as Dementus in Furiosa: A Mad Max Saga.
Review: ‘Furiosa’ is a must-see
Justin ChenJune 4, 2024

My jaw dropped open in 2016. Rarely in life does that happen, but the viewing experience of “Mad Max: Fury Road" was something to behold....

Aggies head to Kentucky for SEC 3-game weekend series

Photo by Tim Lai

J.B. Moss and Nick Banks tap helmets Wednesday against Sam Houston State.

As the newly anointed No. 1 team in the country, Texas A&M did not disappoint in its mid-week game against Sam Houston State. Behind a record-setting third inning, the Aggies rocked the Bearkats with 19 runs.

Now, they face a stretch of 27 games, 21 of which are against teams who participated in the 2014 NCAA Tournament. The first test begins Thursday night against the Kentucky Wildcats on the road in Lexington.

Kentucky (18-11, 4-5 SEC) comes in facing its second consecutive top ranked team this weekend, after winning the series at former No. 1 LSU last weekend. The Wildcats boast a 8-3 record at home this season. Ka’ai Tom leads the team in RBI (30), batting average (.387) and has two home runs this year. He is also 10-for-10 when stealing bases this year.

Three Aggie hitters have more than 25 RBIs this season, while five others have more than 15. Mitchell Nau leads the team in RBI (27), while Logan Taylor and Ronnie Gideon both have six home runs this year. Additionally, every Aggie in the lineup has hit one home run so far. Nick Banks has been a putting on a hitting clinic lately, batting .435 this year with 20 RBI.

On Thursday, Grayson Long will start on the mound for the Aggies. Long is 5-0 this year with a 2.50 ERA and 50 strikeouts. Kentucky will send Zack Brown to the mound. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Friday night, the Aggies (28-2, 7-2 SEC) will send out Kyle Simonds for his second straight start. Simonds made his first career start last weekend against Missouri, and had an impressive debut, working five innings and allowing only three hits. He will face off against Kentucky’s Dustin Beggs. Game time is set for 7:05 p.m.

Saturday, Matt Kent will get the nod for A&M. Kent has a 2.78 ERA this year with a 6-0 record. Kentucky will give Kyle Cody the start in the 1:05 p.m. game.
The Aggies’ combined record away from Olsen is 6-1 this season. This is the first time the Aggie baseball program will travel to Lexington since becoming a member of the SEC in 2012.

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 *