Texas A&M’s postseason struggles against TCU are well-documented. TCU defeated A&M on their way to winning the College Station Regional in 2012, beat the Aggies in Super Regionals in back-to-back years in 2015 and 2016, and beat them when both teams made it to the College World Series in 2017.
But that’s when Jim Schlossnagle was in the other dugout.
It took 15 runs over the last four innings, including an incredible seven-run ninth inning, but the Aggies finally got the TCU monkey off their back, and won the College Station Regional.
The Aggies once again struggled early, committing three errors which led to three TCU runs. And while the TCU pitching staff held the potent A&M offense in check through five innings, the Aggies finally broke through to pull within one run in the 6th, then took a 7-3 lead in the 7th on the back of Dylan Rock’s three-run home run. But TCU wasn’t done yet, tying the game in the bottom of the 7th and taking a one-run lead in the 8th thanks to a two-run home run from Tommy Sacco. Luckily, the offensive floodgates opened again for the Aggies in the 9th, piling on SEVEN runs to put the game away, once again led by Dylan Rock’s two-run RBI double that put the game seemingly out of reach.
The top of the order proved especially lethal for A&M, with Werner, Moss, Rock and Bost reaching base in 11 of 15 plate appearances and totaling 11 RBI from the sixth inning on.
The Aggies advance to an NCAA Super Regional for the first time since 2017, and will host the winner of Monday’s Michigan/Louisville game for a best of three series beginning Friday in College Station.