COLLEGE STATION -- The 4th-ranked Texas A&M softball team (31-6) will play host to the Islanders of A&M-Corpus Christi (8-27) Wednesday, in a mid-week, non-conference contest at the Aggie Softball Complex. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.
Fans can listen to and watch the game live and free of charge on AggieAthletics.com through the new Aggies All-Access. Those attending the game can listen to the action inside the Aggie Softball Complex on or around 88.9 FM.
“Our team is coming off two very important wins against Nebraska,” A&M head coach Jo Evans stated. “Our pitchers and defense looked great and it's important for our hitters to use this game to get back on track with our offense. It will be nice to see a team outside of our conference and I look forward to a great game against A&M-Corpus Christi.”
Both Megan Gibson and Amanda Scarborough tossed complete game shutouts on Friday to lift the Aggies over Big 12 foe Nebraska at the Aggie Softball Complex. The two, 1-0, wins improved A&M’s conference record to 5-3. Gibson’s solo shot in the second game moved her into the career lead for home runs (40), ahead of former All-American catcher Selena Collins. Gibson continues to lead the team with a .402 batting average. She’s driven in 26 runs with two triples, three doubles and 10 home runs.
The Southland Conference-leading, Texas-Arlington Mavericks swept the Islanders in a three-game series this past weekend, dropping TAMU-CC’s conference record to 3-15. Amber Robinson did manage a two-run homer in the third inning of the final game to keep it close. The long ball was Robinson’s second of the season. Andrea Gonzales is hitting .316 for the Islanders. The junior third baseman has six doubles and five long balls on the season. Gonzales has logged 16 RBIs.
The Aggies lead the all-time series against the Islanders, 5-0. The last time the two teams met was a doubleheader in College Station in 2003. A&M won both games 7-0, 6-1, respectively.
Wednesday’s game will also serve as Dorm Night on campus. Participating dorms can have members get into the game for $2 if they do not possess a sports pass. The dorm that has the most participation will win a picture with the softball team and a chance to play a game at the Aggie Softball Complex.
Also, the Youth Clinic that was scheduled for this past weekend will be held after the game on Wednesday. Any child wearing their Youth League jersey will be admitted into the softball game for free.