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No. 15 Aggies Drop Second Straight to No. 1 LSU – Texas A&M Athletics

No. 15 Aggies Drop Second Straight to No. 1 LSU - Texas A&M Athletics

BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The No. 15 Texas A&M Aggies gave up an early lead dropped their second straight game to the No. 1 LSU Tigers, 12- 7 Saturday afternoon on Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.

The Aggies (13-6, 0-2 SEC) put together a 4-0 lead through the first three frames, but the advantage was quickly stripped away when the Tigers (18-1, 2-0 SEC) scored six times with two outs in the fourth inning to go-ahead. The Maroon & White answered by pushing one run across in the bottom of the sixth to keep LSU within one, 6-5.
However, a three-run homer an inning later by LSU freshman Jared Jones opened the game up and the Tigers scored three more times in the seventh to ice it.
Aggie starter Troy Wansing struck out four and did not give up a run, but lasted just 2.2 innings after throwing 76 pitches and issuing six free passes. Evan Aschenbeck relieved him and worked out of a jam in the third, but allowed half of the six runs an inning later. Reliever Matt Dillard took the loss to fall to 0-2 on the year.
LSU reliever Garrett Edwards picked up his third win of the year with 3.1 innings of work out of the pen in relief of starter Ty Floyd.
Jack Moss – 2-for-4, 1 R, BB
Hunter Haas – 3-for-5, 2B, RBI
Jace LaViolette – 1-for-2, 2 R, RBI, 2B, 2 BB
B2| TAMU 4, LSU 0
Austin Bost hit a leadoff single to left field and advanced to second when Ryan Targac went to base on balls. Kaeden Kent singled to score Bost and put Ags on the corners. Hank Bard sent a missile over the LSU second baseman to plate Targac.
B3| TAMU 4, LSU 0
With an out, Jack Moss singled to left field. LSU pitcher, Ty Floyd, errored while attempting to get an out off a fielder’s choice which in turn allowed Moss to get on second and Bost to reach first. Targac was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Kent grounded out to first base to score Bost.
T4| LSU 6, TAMU 4
Back-to-back singles by Jordan Thompson and Brady Neal put two Tigers on base with no outs. Tre’ Morgan grounded out advancing both and the bases loaded on a Dylan Crews walk. With two outs, four Tigers in a row hit safely scoring six with RBIs by Tommy White, Gavin Dugas, Josh Pearson and Jared Jones.
B4| LSU 6, TAMU 5
Jace LaViolette rounded the bases on a walk, passed ball and a fly out. Kasen Wells

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