Texas A&M Baseball - Weekly Capsule and Nominations - Week One

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2013 TEXAS A&M BASEBALL WEEKLY CAPSULE AND NOMINATIONS

2013 RECORD: 2-1, 0-0 SEC
RECORD THIS PAST WEEK: 2-1, 0-0 SEC
HOME: 2-1
AWAY: 0-0
NEUTRAL: 0-0
CURRENT STREAK: Won 2

WEEK ONE RESULTS:
2/15 vs. UIC – L, 0-2
2/16 vs. UIC - W, 4-3
2/17 vs. UIC - W, 5-1

THIS WEEK FOR THE AGGIES:
2/19 vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6:35 pm
2/20 vs. Texas Southern, 6:35 p.m.
2/22 vs. Pepperdine, 6:35 p.m.
2/23 vs. Pepperdine, 2:05 p.m.
2/24 vs. Pepperdine, 1:05 p.m.
* All Times listed CT

PLAYER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE:
Mikey Reynolds
SS + 5-10 + 170 + Sr. + Glendale, Ariz. (Paradise Valley CC)

Date Opponent GS AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB SB CS HBP SAC SF GDP K PO A E Avg
Feb 15, 2013 UIC Flames * 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 3 0 .000
Feb 16, 2013 UIC Flames * 4 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 4 0 .286
Feb 17, 2013 UIC Flames * 4 1 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 3 0 .455
Totals 3 11 2 5 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 10 0 .455

NOTES: Reynolds hit .455 on the week, including a combined 5-for-8 in the Aggies two wins to cap off the series… He went 2-for-4 with one double, one run, one RBI and one stolen base in A&M’s 4-3 win on Saturday… He batted 3-for-4 with one run and one RBI in the series’ finale.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK NOMINEE:
Daniel Mengden
RHP + 6-1 + 210 + So. + Houston, Texas (Westside HS)

Date Opponent GS IP H R ER BB SO 2B 3B HR WP BK HBP IBB Score W-L SV ERA
Feb 16, 2013 UIC Flames * 5.2 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4-3 1-0 0 1.59
Totals 1 5.2 3 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 4-3 1-0 0 1.59

NOTES: Mengden made his first career weekend start on Saturday… He held UIC to one run on three hits and one walk while fanning two over 5.2 innings of work… He did not allow a leadoff batter to reach base until the sixth inning.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK NOMINEE:
Jonathan Moroney
OF + 6-3 + 190 + Fr. + Houston, Texas (St. Pius X HS)

Date Opponent GS AB R H RBI 2B 3B HR BB IBB SB CS HBP SAC SF GDP K PO A E Avg
Feb 15, 2013 UIC Flames * 3 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .667
Feb 16, 2013 UIC Flames * 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .500
Feb 17, 2013 UIC Flames * 3 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 .333
Totals 3 9 0 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 .333

NOTES: Moroney made three starts in leftfield as a true freshman… The Houston native batted .333 (3-for-9) with one double and one RBI on the week… He went 2-for-3 with a double in his first career game, accounting for two of A&M’s four hits in the game.

TEAM NOTES: The Aggies won the opening series of the year for the fifth consecutive season (in 2008 the Aggies split a four-game series against Northern Colorado)… A&M starting pitchers posted a 2-1 record with a 0.98 ERA in 18.1 innings of work… The weekend rotation gave up four runs, two earned, on 15 hits and two walks while striking out 17… Aggies pitchers are holding opponents to a .238 batting average with runners on base and A&M pitchers have stranded 24 runners (8.0 lobpg) on the season… Texas A&M’s pitchers are holding right-handed batters to a .195 batting average, headed by Senior RHP Kyle Martin who is limiting righties to a .118 average (2-for-17)… Martin pitched in 77 career games before making his first career start last Friday… Martin’s career-highs entering the weekend were 5.0 IP and five strikeouts, and he posted 6.2 IP and 10 on Friday… Martin made his 78th career appearance which ranks seventh on A&M’s career list… He’ll move into a tie for sixth place in his next outing… Sophomore RHP Daniel Mengden, who went 3-0 with a 0.69 ERA in four mid-week starts as a freshman, earned a win with one run in 5.2 innings in his first-ever weekend start… Six newcomers pitched in an Aggies uniform for the very first time, including three true freshmen… The six newcomers, who all pitched out of the bullpen, combined 5.2 shutout inning, scattering four hits and two walks while striking out six… The Aggies bullpen worked 8.2 innings, allowing just two runs on seven this and four walks while striking out seven… The A&M relief pitchers posted a 2.08 ERA and held opponents to a 2.33 batting average… Junior RHP Jason Jester earned his first career save with a 1.2-inning outing in the Aggies 4-3 win on Saturday… He worked around three hits, striking out two… Junior OF Krey Bratsen was successful on one stolen base attempt, moving into a tie for sixth place on the Aggies’ career steals list with 53… A&M’s crowd of 6,109 on Friday was the third-best opening day crowd in Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park history.




 
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