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Texas A&M Aggies guard Tyrece Radford (23) blocks Arkansas Razorbacks guard Tramon Mark (12) during Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Reed Arena. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)
Free falling
February 20, 2024
Jace LaViolette (17) an Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle celebrating a home run during Texas A&Ms game against UIW on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at Olsen Field. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
GALLERY: Baseball vs. UIW
February 20, 2024
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)
Four for four
February 20, 2024
Texas A&M Aggies guard Tyrece Radford (23) blocks Arkansas Razorbacks guard Tramon Mark (12) during Texas A&M’s game against Arkansas on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at Reed Arena. (Ishika Samant/The Battalion)
Free falling
February 20, 2024
Jace LaViolette (17) an Head Coach Jim Schlossnagle celebrating a home run during Texas A&Ms game against UIW on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024 at Olsen Field. (Hannah Harrison/The Battalion)
GALLERY: Baseball vs. UIW
February 20, 2024
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)
Four for four
February 20, 2024

A&M sweeps Georgia in SEC debut

 
 

Working off early season struggles, sophomore Blake Allemand kick-started the Texas A&M offense Sunday afternoon behind his first career home run, knocking in junior Krey Bratsen as the Aggies rolled to an 11-4 victory over Georgia.
With the win, A&M (14-7, 3-0 SEC) completed the three-game series sweep of visiting Georgia (8-11, 0-3 SEC) in the Aggies Southeastern Conference debut. A&M downed the Bulldogs 4-1 on Friday before closing out a tight 2-1 extra innings victory Saturday.
It’s no secret that I was struggling early on, Allemand said following Sundays victory. I’ve been trying to take it one game at a time and have good at-bats, do anything I can do for the team. Today I was fortunate enough to get a hit.”
On the mound, freshman Jason Freeman made his first career weekend start, pitching four and two-thirds innings while freshman reliever Matt Kent (1-1) earned the win behind one and two-thirds scoreless innings.
During Saturdays victory, Allemand scored junior Jace Statum in the third inning to push the Aggies to an early 1-0 lead. Georgia knotted the score at 1-1 in the fifth before Bratsen notched a walkoff single in the 10th inning to give A&M the 2-1 win.
Sophomore Daniel Mengden pitched a career-long eight innings in the victory, allowing one earned run on six hits while garnering eight strikeouts.
This is a big-time win for us. Its huge for our team, Bratsen said Saturday. Im just glad I was able to be a part of that and come through when the team needed me.
In the Aggies series opener on Friday, A&M jumped out to an early lead in the first inning after sophomore Mitchell Nau drove Bratsen home with an RBI single. During the second, Statum plated Mengden with a sacrifice bunt. The Aggies tacked on two insurance runs to close out the eighth inning and the 4-1 victory.
Senior Kyle Martin (2-2) garnered the win over six and one-third innings, striking out six while allowing seven hits.
Kyle Martin set the tone, we grabbed the lead early and those two runs probably felt like four to them, A&M head coach Rob Childress said. For us to score two runs in the eighth was huge. From the start I thought we were ready to play the game.

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