COLLEGE STATION -- The seventh-ranked Texas A&M softball team looks to improve on its perfect 4-0 start to Big 12 play as it hosts the Missouri Tigers in a two-game series this weekend. First pitch of game one is set for 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Aggie Softball Complex.
Fans can listen to the game live and free of charge on aggieathletics.com through Aggies All-Access. Free, live video of the game will also be available through Aggies All-Access.
“Missouri is having a great year,” A&M head coach Jo Evans. “They are a very strong offensive team with speed and power in their line-up. Our team is coming off a good win against Baylor and we need to take that momentum into our series with Missouri. We are fortunate to be able to play Missouri at home and we expect our crowd to be a factor in the games.”
Missouri enters the weekend at 31-8, 2-0 in Big 12 play after splitting a pair of non-conference games against Texas-San Antonio during the week. UTSA took the first game 4-1 on Tuesday and Missouri won the second 9-0 on Wednesday in San Antonio.
Rhea Taylor leads the Tigers at the plate, hitting .403 on the season. The freshman leads the Big 12 in hits (54) and stolen bases (36) and is tied for the league lead in runs scored (38) and triples (3).
Lindsey Ubrun’s .345 clip might rank fourth on the team but the junior leads the conference in home runs (13), RBIs (46) and total bases (85).
Stacey Delaney owns a 14-3 record through 22 appearances in the circle for the Tigers. The junior ranks third in the Big 12 standings in ERA (1.23), wins (13), innings pitched (108), and shutouts (7).
A&M improved to 32-6, 4-0 in league play after run-ruling the 18th-ranked Baylor Lady Bears, 8-0 in six innings, in Waco on Wednesday.
Megan Gibson (19-0) tossed a one-hit shutout, her 10th of the season, and fanned three batters surrendering just one walk through six complete. The two-time All-American leads the Big 12 in ERA (.75), walks (31), wins (19), innings pitcher (131), shutouts (10) and complete games (18).
Saturday’s game marks the 46th meeting between the two schools, with the Aggies owning the all-time series lead at 26-19.
A&M split its two-game series with the Tigers last season, dropping the first game 0-5 before winning the second 7-0 in Columbia, Mo.
The first 400 hundred fans at Saturday’s game will receive a free pair of A&M crocs.
Fans interested in purchasing individual game tickets can do so through the 12th Man Foundation or by calling 1-888-99-AGGIE.
Parking for the game will be available in lots designated 100 J & K.