For the Texas Longhorns and Texas A&M Aggies, more than bragging rights are at stake on Sunday.
Texas and Texas A&M are to meet at Charles Schwab Field in Omaha, Neb., Sunday afternoon. This is the 378th game in the Texas-Texas A&M series. However, the two rivals have never fought in the College World Series.
Since both teams lost their opener in Omaha – Texas was beaten 7-3 by Notre Dame on Friday while Texas A&M was at the wrong end of a 13-8 decision against Oklahoma – this is an elimination game. The winner will play another elimination match on Tuesday afternoon. The loser will not play baseball again until 2023.
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The first pitch is set for at. 13.00. Stay tuned for live updates:
Texas sent home from Omaha with a 10-2 loss to rival Texas A&M
Texas, which is the top-ranked team in many preseason polls, has become the first team to be eliminated from the field at the College World Series. A 10-2 loss to Texas A&M has ended Longhorn’s baseball season.
Texas enters the offseason with a record of 47-22.
Texas A&M improves to 43-19. The Aggies will play against either Notre Dame or Oklahoma in another elimination game Tuesday afternoon.
Texas’ baseball season of 2022 runs out of outs as Aggie increases their lead
After seven innings of play, Texas is down on the final six outs of its season. The Longhorns are trailing 9-2 after Texas A&M hit an insurance run in the seventh inning on Ryan Targac’s delayed theft of the home.
Texas A&M seeks to end its fourth straight win over the Longhorns.
Texas gets into the Aggie bullpen, but the key strike kills yet another scoring opportunity
After opening the top of the sixth inning with two singles, Texas finally chased Texas A&M starter Micah Dallas out of the game. Aggie reliever Jacob Palisch recorded two strikeouts before issuing a base-loading walk to pinch-hitter Mitchell Daly.
Palisch retained Texas A & M’s 8-2 lead with a strikeout by Texas slugger Ivan Melendez. Palisch caught Melendez looking at a fastball that went in and painted the bottom of the line zone.
Texas has stranded 10 runners in this game.
Texas is nearing the end of its season as the Aggies continue to score in Omaha
Texas A&M added two more runs in the fifth inning to extend its lead to 8-2. The Longhorns have stranded a runner in scoring position for four of the day’s five innings.
If Texas wants to keep its season alive, it must match its biggest rally of the season. Back on April 3, UT found themselves trailing 7-1 in the sixth round of a game against Oklahoma. The Longhorns eventually achieved a 12-8 victory.
Texas A&M strikes again with a hit with two strokes, two out
After Texas wasted a chance to score in the fourth inning, Texas A&M did not. Jack Moss’ single with two outs has given the Aggies a 6-2 lead.
Texas A & M’s last four runs have been scored with two outs in an inning. The three Aggies who struck out during those run-scoring games faced a two-strike count.
At the top of the fourth inning, Texas had a chance to cut into the Texas A&M lead. The first two UT batters to hit in the fourth frame reached base, but Aggie pitcher Micah Dallas got three straight outs to ease his way out of that jam.
Unexpected breakdown in defense, Texas sinks into a deeper hole
Texas was ready to come out of third inning with the 4-2 deficit it had faced intact. But Texas A&M extended its lead to three runs on a strange game.
With two outs and an Aggie on first base, UT’s third baseman Skyler Messinger threw wide to first base on a routine grounder. The stray throw jumped off the glove of first baseman Ivan Melendez, who then tried to chase the baseball. But as he slid to baseball, Melendez kicked it into the Texas dugout, and officials allowed the runner, who was on his way to third base, to kick home.
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Brass was credited with an error in the game. Messinger came into the game with a 0.977 fielding percentage and only four errors. Melendez boasted a 0.997 fielding percentage.
Big inning boosts Texas A&M to a lead at the College World Series
Texas pitcher Lucas Gordon crossed the first half, but things were not so simple in the second session. Using four hits, Texas A&M scored four times and has taken a 4-2 lead in Omaha.
Brett Minnich’s double, Jordan Thompson’s single and Trevor Werner’s single ran in for the Aggies in the second round. Werner’s leading two-race single came with two outs.
Gordon threw 10 pitches in the first inning. He needed 43 spots in the second and he was pulled by two outs after losing an 11-pitch match with Werner.
Texas got Texas A&M to pay for a couple of defensive mishaps
Texas took a 2-0 lead at the top of the second inning as Douglas Hodo III’s two-out double brought teammate Dylan Campbell home. Hodo has also scored his team’s first run in the first half.
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Texas A&M twice had a chance to get Campbell out, but failed. Campbell originally reached base when Trevor Werner bubbled his sharply hit ball to third base. Campbell appeared to be caught stealing, but his slip kicked Kole Kaler’s glove off the card stopper’s hand and he was ruled safe.
Austin Todd gives the Longhorns an early lead over rival Aggies
Texas got off to a great start in this must-win match against Texas A&M. An RBI single from Austin Todd has given the Longhorns a 1-0 lead.
The Longhorns started the match with a walk drawn by Douglas Hodo III and Eric Kennedy’s singles. Texas A&M starter Micah Dallas retired Ivan Melendez and Murphy Stehly, but Todd made sure the Texas A&M starter did not come out unscathed from the inning.
The Longhorns have 30-11 this season when they score first.
Lucas Gordon takes the mound to Texas as the Longhorns get another shot at Micah Dallas
With his season at stake, Texas will provide baseball to starting pitcher Lucas Gordon. Gordon is another left-handed player, 7-1 with an ERA of 2.68 this season. Gordon has not earned any decisions in his two starts in the NCAA Tournament, but he is less than a month away from a great performance against TCU at the Big 12 Tournament, where he threw 7 ⅔ innings with two-stroke baseball.
Opposite Gordon on the mound is Texas A&M junior Micah Dallas, a right-handed player who boasts a 6-3 record and a 5.40 ERA. Texas fans may remember Dallas from his time at Texas Tech. Last season, Dallas allowed seven hits and three runs over 7 1/3 innings in the Red Raiders’ 5-3 win over the Longhorns. Dallas also beat the final round of Texas A & M’s 12-9 victory over Texas in March.