So it seems the Aggie offense woke up this weekend. In the three games against Missouri, they outscored the Tigers by a combined 25-4. The pitching staff did what they’ve continued to do since this streak started, as they controlled the series in every facet of the word. They allowed a total of 13 hits and seven walks. With two hit batters in the three games, that gives 22 total baserunners the entire weekend that reached base without an error or on a fielder’s choice. The offense scored more runs than that. I’d say that makes for a pretty good weekend for the Maroon and White.
The Braden Shewmake Show™ is ¡BACK! He tallied eight hits in 16 at bats, knocked in seven RBIs, and cranked his sixth WHAMMY of the season. Shew once again leads all freshmen in Division I with 70 hits and 52 RBIs. George Janca also hit a homer this weekend. Fun fact, it was his first career non-three-run home run of his career.
- Brigham Hill is so, so good when he does Brigham Hill things. He allowed two hits and two walks in his seven shutout innings, while striking out seven Tigers hitters. With his seven Ks, he became the 17th Aggie pitcher to reach 200 career strikeouts, according to 12thman.com. That’s pretty good.
- Shewmake went 4-6 in this game, with a run scored and two RBIs. This kid is ridiculously good.
- The seniors had a great day at the plate. Nick Choruby, Joel Davis, Blake Kopetsky, Walker Pennington, and Austin Homan combined to hit 6-18, with four walks, six runs scored, and four RBIs.
- The second game of the Friday twin bill was a close one for the first seven innings. Then the Ags posted a couple of three-spots in the eighth and ninth. They tagged MLB super-prospect Tanner Houck with four earned runs in 7.0+ innings. Also good.
- Corbin Martin was a bit shaky. He allowed one unearned run on five hits and three walks in 4.1 innings, while striking out four. Kaylor Chafin then came in and did that Matt Kent impression he’s gotten so good at. He posted 4.2 perfect innings, striking out eight Tigers.
- Stephen Kolek was incredible in this one. He carried a no-hitter into the seventh, before he was lifted with two outs in the inning. In total, he allowed just the one hit and one HBP, while striking out nine in 6.2 innings of work.
- This game was another close one late into the contest. The Ags held a 1-0 lead when the game was delayed for an hour and 15 minutes due to rain before the start of the eighth. The Aggies then put up a six spot in the top of the ninth. Pennington smoked a two-run triple to right, Choruby then singled him home, Logan Foster then scored Choruby with a double to left, before Shewmake cranked his sixth homer of the season to right center. Offensive explosion dot gif (put this gif in the comments).
The Ags will host Houston Baptist tomorrow evening at 6:30 pm. The Huskies are 22-17 on the season, but are winners of eight of their last 10.