COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The No. 8 Texas A&M Aggies hosts one of the premier intersectional series of the weekend as they welcome the Long Beach State Dirtbags to Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park for a three-game series.
Sunday is a special day at Blue Bell Park as the Aggies present Military Appreciation Day. Texas A&M is offering two free tickets for veterans and active duty and retired military personnel in advance and on game day. Additional $5 lawn/general admission/standing-room tickets will also be available at time of purchase.
Every game of the series is available for viewing on SEC Network + with Will Johnson, Mark Johnson and Boomer White on the call. SEC Network + provides digital-only events to SEC Network subscribers through WatchESPN and the ESPN app on smartphones, computers, tablets and connected devices (Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, Xbox 360 and Xbox One). All three games will air on SportsRadio 1150/102.7 The Zone with a combination of Dave South, Scott Clendenin and Kevin Hurley on the call.
Texas A&M enters the contest on a 13-game home win streak, dating back to their Super Regional sweep of Davidson. Also of note, the Aggies are 69-3 in regular-season, non-conference home games since 2015, including 11-0 in 2018.
On Sunday, the Maroon & White will wrap up their busiest portion of the 2018 campaign, playing their 10th game in 13 days.
The Aggies are one of four teams ranked in the top 20 in the nation in both ERA and runs scored, slotted 19th in both categories.
Texas A&M is outscoring opponents 18-1 in the first inning, 31-4 in the first two frames and 47-11 in the first three innings.
Zach DeLoach enters the weekend ranked second in the nation with four triples and ninth with 18 runs.
Texas A&M entered the week ranked from eighth to 10th in the four nationally recognized polls. The Maroon & White are ranked eighth in the USA Today Coaches Poll and NCBWA Top 30, ninth by Baseball America and 10th by D1Baseball.com.
Sunday vs. Long Beach State, Noon
Military Appreciation Day:
o 2 FREE tickets for veterans and active duty & retired military personnel in advance & on game day.
o Additional $5 LAWN/GA/SRO tickets available in advance (or at the gate) at the time of purchase.
o Giveaway: 200 dry fit Adidas long-sleeve patriotic shirts to first 200 fans upon entry.
#8 TEXAS A&M AGGIES (13-1) vs LONG BEACH STATE DIRTBAGS (5-8)
Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park (6,100) • College Station, Texas
PROBABLE PITCHING MATCHUPS
• FRIDAY: #32 Stephen Kolek (Jr., RHP, 2-1, 1.56 ERA) vs. TBA
• SATURDAY: #14 John Doxakis (So., LHP, 2-0, 1.17 ERA) vs. TBA
• SUNDAY: #34 Mitchell Kilkenny (Jr., RHP, 3-0, 1.83 ERA) vs. TBA
Friday, 6:30 p.m. • Saturday, 2:00 p.m. • Saturday, 12:00 p.m.
SportsRadio 1150/102.7 The Zone • A combination of Dave South, Scott Clendenin and Kevin Hurley on the call
SEC Network + (WatchESPN credentials required through cable provider) • Will Johnson (play-by-play), Mark Johnson (color analyst – Saturday & Sunday); Boomer White (color analyst – Friday)
tamu.statbroadcast.com (PCs); tamustats.com (mobile devices)
Texas A&M - 8th (USAT, NCBWA), 9th (BA), 10th (D1B); Long Beach State – unranked
For the sake of consistency, Texas A&M uses the USA Today Coaches Poll in releases.
Texas A&M leads 3-2