Texas A&M (48-14, 20-10 SEC) vs. TCU (45-15, 15-9 Big 12)
All games at 8:00 pm
This weekend is quite possibly the biggest three game series of this century, as the Ags welcome the TCU Horned Frogs to town for the first College Station Super Regional since 1999. We all remember how last year’s series between these two teams went, and you can bet that neither team has forgotten either.
WEWANTBOOMER.JPEG has been the biggest story of the week so far, but in reality the biggest key to winning this series and advancing to the Holy Grail of college baseball isn't how many hits Boomer racks up (although, Boomer if you want to bat 1.000 this weekend with like 12 RBIs, we won't complain). The most crucial part to an Aggie victory this weekend is to get good, consistent starting pitching.
Whether or not he takes the ball in game one, Brigham Hill's start might be the most important start for any pitcher on the A&M staff so far this season. Brigham was the guy who stepped in and grabbed hold of the Friday night duties and never let them go when A&M’s starting pitching concerns were at their highest. This weekend, it’s important that he maintains that level of competitiveness.
The offense will of course have to face yet another very good TCU pitching staff, but the truly elite offenses find ways to beat good pitching. The A&M offense has done that many, many times already this year.
The full starting rotations haven’t been officially announced yet, but we do know that TCU is going with redshirt-freshman Jared Janczak in game one. On the year, Janczak has an ERA of 2.41 and a 6-3 record. He’s also struck out 65 batters in his 67.1 innings. He most recently pitched in TCU’s 4-3 win over Gonzaga last Saturday. In that game, Janczak lasted 5.2 innings, giving up three runs (all earned) on five hits and a walk, while striking out seven. He’s a talented pitcher, and even though this is only his sixth start of the year, the Aggie hitters should have their work cut out for them.
How to Watch/Listen
TV: Tom Hart, Kyle Peterson and Laura Rutledge will have the call on the SEC Network for all three games this weekend.
Radio: As always, Dave South will have the call on 1150 AM/102.7 FM
Other Audio: radioaggieland.com