Super Aggies: Texas A&M eliminates TCU in an angry game, 15-9
Game # 58: # 5 Texas A&M 15, Texas Christian 9
Notes: Texas A&M (40-18, 19-11), Texas Christian (38-22, 16-8)
WP: Will Johnston (2-1)
LP: Rivers and Rivers (2-3)
Concerns were growing that Texas A&M would be forced to win Monday to advance to the top of the NCAA baseball Tournament.
The Aggies did, but not in the way feared by the 6,525 crowd at Blue Park.
Jack Moss and Dylan Rock won twice in a row in nine minutes which saw Aggies (40-18) beat TCU (38-22) 15-9 at a five-hour speed that lasted midnight. .
Jamie Maury, TexAgs
Rock got five RBI against. TCU, including three-run blast mammoth.
In a stunning match like this, Will Johnston (2-1) won despite scoring 1.1 innings and allowing two hits, two runs and two runs. Meanwhile, River Ridings (2-3), the fifth of TCU’s seven barrels, has lost.
The Aggies will play in Louisville or Michigan next week at College Station Super Regional.
“What a ball,” A&M coach Jim Schlossnagle said. “When you think our boys will let us, they don’t. The brave teams I ever coached. It’s a privilege to be part of the community. ”
The Aggies failed to lead 7-3 after Rock’s three-run homer in the seventh. He fell 9-8 behind in Tommy Sacco’s TCU shortstop match in the eighth quarter.
But A&M was not intimidated. The Aggies have a habit of coming from behind. That message was also delivered in a banner.
“Keep fighting. Do not give up. Go ahead, and win the stadiums, “said Rock.” Just do what we do. “
Moss adds: “We’ve been doing this all year. Nothing changes. “
Nothing but a board.
The Aggies won five trophies and three trips while sending 12 runners up in a seven-point guaranteed competition.
Troy Claunch entered Austin Bost with one of TCU’s collaborative songs, Caleb Bolden, the sixth pot of the Horned Frogs.
Ryan Targac scored on a full-blown dribbler by Jordan Thompson to give the Aggies a 10-9 lead.
“I don’t celebrate anything until it’s over,” Schlossnagle said. “Anything more is great for us.”
“When you think our boys will let us, they don’t. The brave teams I ever coached. It’s a privilege to be part of the community. ”
– A&M head coach Jim Schlossnagle
That’s when Moss and Rock went through with a couple of great songs.
With a base full of two outside, Moss set up a 2-0 pitch in the right field to drive Claunch and Brett Minnich.
As the crowd clapped and sang together, Rock initiated two runs from the right of right-back Luke Boyers.
Bost followed one to record Rock and put the Aggies to lead six rounds.
“Once they run a little bit, especially playing at home, it just eats itself up,” said TCU coach Kirk Saarloos about the ninth A&M explosion. “We could not stop it.”
New Brad Rudis, Aggies’ fifth boxer, threw an unlimited tackle against the TCU system to end the game.
Schlossnagle said: “I felt good when Brad first came out.” He ‘s a bead thrower.
Schlossnagle also knows all that Sacco and Taylor can do, not because they both run home.
Schlossnagle coached the Horned Frogs before coming to A&M this year. He registered them at TCU.
As a result, he felt emotionally drained after the victory.
“This is very difficult for me,” Schlossnagle said. “I am very happy with our team and our players. I told our team that I love our players at Texas A&M as much as I love my kids, but you have to understand that 90 percent of the guys I love the most.
“I’m glad we won, but I’m very happy to continue.”
Although he had to wait until Monday to do so.