Aggies Set to Begin World Series Play Against Tennessee

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OKLAHOM CITY, OK -- The No. 4-seed Texas A&M softball team will begin its trip through the 2007 Women’s College World Series with a 6 p.m. game against the No. 5-seed Tennessee Lady Volunteers on Thursday at ASA Hall of Fame Stadium in Oklahoma City.

The game will be televised nationally on ESPNHD. Fans can listen to A&M’s WCWS games live and free of charge on AggieAthletics.com through the new Aggies All-Access. The games will also be aired locally in Bryan/College Station on Sports Radio 1150 The Zone.

“We are very excited to be here, of course, like all of the teams and this has been a goal of ours all season,” A&M head coach Jo Evans said. “This is certainly a place we expected to be. Our team has had a very good season and has been consistent throughout the year and we have played many of the best teams in the country. So we are happy to be here and excited about making a run at the title.”

The Aggies are making their sixth trip to the WCWS, their first to the Oklahoma City site. A&M moves on to face Tennessee after taking a 2-1 series from the Florida Gators last weekend in College Station.

Texas A&M is powered by junior All-Americans Megan Gibson and Amanda Scarborough. Not only does the duo provide the pitching for the Aggies, they have also combined for 86 of the team’s 256 RBIs and 19 of the team’s 42 homeruns.

Tennessee advanced to the WCWS for the third consecutive time after eliminating Hawaii in the Knoxville Super Regional. In each of their last two trips to Oklahoma City, the Lady Vols have finished third nationally. They are led by USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Monica Abbott. The senior pitcher from Salinas, Calif. is 46-3 and has a .65 ERA in 314.1 innings.

The winner of the Lady Vol/Aggie match-up will face the winner of the Arizona/Baylor game on Friday at 8 p.m. (CDT) on ESPN2HD. The losing teams will meet on Saturday at 1 p.m. (CDT) on ESPNHD.