Aggie Baseball Gears Up For 3 Game Set With Tigers

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COLUMBIA, MO -- The No. 13 Texas A&M baseball team will travel to Columbia, Mo., for a three-game Big 12 Conference series against the No. 25 Tigers.

The Series is set for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday but could be adjusted because of inclement weather in the midwest this weekend.

The Aggies enter the weekend with an overall record of 28-7 after defeating Texas-San Antonio, 6-2, Tuesday.

A&M is in fourth place in the Big 12 with a 6-5 record. Last weekend, A&M split two games against Texas Tech in Lubbock, before Sunday’s game was cancelled due to snow.

The Tigers sport an overall record of 24-9 and had its midweek game against Saint Louis cancelled because of weather.

Missouri is tied for second with Oklahoma State and sits right in front of A&M in the Big 12 standings with a 6-3 record.

A&M leads the all-time series with Mizzou, 30-23-1. The Tigers swept all three games from the Aggies last season at Olsen Field.

PROBABLE TEXAS A&M PITCHING ROTATION

GAME 1

Kyle Nicholson - Senior - RHP

7-1, 1.30 ERA, 16 App., 3 GS, 62.1 IP, 41 H, 10 BB, 47 K, .190 Opp. BA

Last Time Out: Nicholson has been a mainstay out of the A&M bullpen this year and will be making only his fourth start of the year. The last time he took the mound, he earned the save against Texas Tech by throwing a scoreless ninth inning in the series opener.

Against Missouri: Nicholson has three career outings against Missouri and suffered the loss in both games. In 2004, he threw 1 2/3 scoreless innings out of the pen. In 2005, he allowed two runs on three hits in 3 2/3 innings of relief. Last year, Nicholson lasted 4 1/3 innings and allowed three runs on seven hits in a starting effort. He has a career ERA of 4.66 in 9 2/3 innings against the Tigers.

GAME 2

Jason Meyer - Senior - LHP

4-0, 4.98 ERA, 11 App., 7 GS, 34.1 IP, 34 H, 17 BB, 32 K, .264 Opp. BA

Last Time Out: Earned the win in a three-inning predetermined start against Texas-San Antonio, Tuesday. He allowed a hit and a walk, while striking out two.

Against Missouri: Meyer has four career appearances against Missouri and has a record of 1-0 against the Tigers. Way back in 2004, Meyer threw a complete-game shoutout in a 1-0 A&M win. He struck out eight and allowed seven hits. In 2005, Meyer limited the Tigers to one run on four hits in 6 1/3 innings of work. Last year, he appeared in two games out of the bullpen against Missouri. He has a career ERA of 0.47 in 19 innings against the Tigers.

GAME 3

David Newmann - Junior - LHP

5-1, 3.63 ERA, 9 App., 9 GS, 52.0 IP, 38 H, 21 BB, 49 K, .208 Opp. BA

Last Time Out: Newmann earned the win in Thursday’s series opener against Texas Tech, throwing five-complete innings and allowing four runs on seven hits. He struck out two and walked one.

Against Missouri: Newmann has never pitched against Missouri.

PROBABLE MISSOURI PITCHING ROTATION

GAME 1

Aaron Crow - Sophomore - RHP

4-1, 2.95 ERA, 58.0 IP, 48 H, 45 K, 20 BB

GAME 2

Rick Zagone - Sophomore - LHP

6-0, 3.43 ERA, 60.1 IP, 58 H, 49 K, 15 BB

GAME 3

TBA

SERIES INFORMATION

All-Time Series Record: A&M leads, 30-23-1

Last 10 Games: Mizzou Leads, 7-3

Big 12 Games: Mizzou Leads, 17-12

Pre-Big 12 Games: A&M Leads, 18-6-1

Big 12 Tournament: Never met in the Big 12 Tournament.

Last Series: Last year, Missouri swept Texas A&M in a three-game series at Olsen Field: 3-1, 6-5, 3-0. In fact, Missouri has won the last six games against the Aggies.

Other: Prior to the start of the Big 12, the Aggies owned the Tigers, winning 18 of 25 games. The series dates back to 1966.